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The Austin Forum Presents 'The Internet of Things (IoT): What Is It, and Ho...
Tue, July 11, 2017, 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
The Internet of Things (IoT): What Is It, and How Will It Change Our Lives?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Galvanize, 118 Nueces St.
5:45 p.m. – Doors and Cash Bar Open
6:15 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A
7:30 p.m. – Networking
Free and open to the public
$5 after 5pm: Discounted Parking at Galvanize courtesy of LAZ Parking.
What is the most interesting use of IoT in our daily lives? What happens when the Internet of Things (IoT) and computing moves from commonplace to ubiquitous? And what are the risks?
Computing devices are now common: most people now carry a capable computer (smartphone) in their pockets that has processors, storage, and sensors, and is always connected to the network. Our cars have many processors and sensors, and will soon be capable of driving themselves. We buy smart thermostats, lights, and locks for our homes, and our buildings and factories are becoming fully instrumented. But what happens when computing moves from ‘common’ to ‘pervasive?’ When the devices, objects, even clothing in our lives can ‘talk’ to each other and make decisions, take actions, and work together to make our lives easier, safer, more fun, and more productive? This is the promise of the Internet of Things, or IoT—and it’s coming. The world will have tens of billions of connected devices in 2020; more importantly, these devices will be programmed to work with each other transparently, without much (or any) user action. Autonomous cars will become the norm, but so will autonomous everything. Come learn about what the IoT is, the technical challenges that must (and will) be overcome to make it a reality, and the ways in which it will change our lives as much as the mainframe, the personal computer, or the smartphone.
Discounted Parking-- $5 after 5!
Pay only $5 in the convenient Northshore/Galvanize garage after 5pm courtesy of LAZ parking.
Additional parking is available in nearby garages and surface lots. Free parking is available on the street after 6pm.
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