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Defrag Conference

- Broomfield, Colorado

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to Thursday, November 17, 2016

Alex Bowen, our Head of DevRel and Community will be speaking at Defrag Conf in Broomfield, Colorado for their 10th anniversary! Alex's talk will be on: REST APIs and the Internet of Things: A winning combination.

Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a buzzword. The convergence of devices, cloud and analytics is creating a perfect storm for the developers. Cheaper sensors, affordable prototyping platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone make it easy for the developers to get started with IoT. But sensors are only the tip of iceberg.

The actual value of IoT is in the data generated by the sensors deployed at various locations. Developers need to deal with a variety of data sources such as object storage, semi-structured NoSQL databases and RDBMS to store and process sensor data.

Alex will touch on how DreamFactory Services Platform (DSP) empowers developers through a unified, industry-standard REST backend to interface with multiple data sources. DreamFactory shortens the learning curve by abstracting proprietary APIs via simple REST APIs. What's more, DreamFactory can be deployed in any LAMP host including Raspberry Pi 2. This capability turns Raspberry Pi 2 into an IoT Gateway that aggregates data ingested by Sensor Nodes.

4 takeaways: 1. A developer perspective of Internet Of Things, 2. REST and the Internet Of Things, 3. Leveraging open source services to build IoT applications 4. Raspberry pi into IoT gateway demo (if time)

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