December 11-12 | Montreal, Canada
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Thursday, December 12


Bringing JavaScript to the IoT Edge - Joe Karlson, MongoDB
The number of IoT devices is expected to be around 18 billion by 2022 and be a market of over $500 Billion. Edge computing is becoming an even bigger requirement. As a versatile language, JavaScript is in a great position to power many of these devices. This session will explore why and where JavaScript is being used in this industry segment and specifically the role that Node.JS plays in the Internet of Things.

Data collection in the IoT arena comes in fast and from a variety of sensors and devices. How to model that data is important for analysis downstream. We’ll also take a look at some different schema design patterns to think about when storing the data in a modern database, like MongoDB.

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Joe Karlsson

Developer Advocate, MongoDB
I am a software engineer now a Developer Advocate at MongoDB from the frozen tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota (and yes, it does get really cold here, and no, not everyone here has the accent from the movie, Fargo).

Thursday December 12, 2019 9:40am - 10:10am
  • Experience Level Beginner
  • Session Slides Included Yes


About Life, Robots and Cats! - Constanza Yáñez Calderón, Mercado Libre
When I was a child I dreamt a lot about creating robots that helped me in my daily life, like tidying up my bedroom. That was just a dream till I grow up and found out that there's something called home automation. So I decided to build Sasha, my cats' pet sitter, that helps me by feeding my cats when I have to get home a little bit late. Sasha changed my life and my cats are stressless because they can eat their meal at the right time.

In this talk, I will share my experience on using JavaScript to build Sasha and will walkthrough its features. Last, I'll talk about other possible use cases and the potential of home automation with JavaScript.

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Constanza Yáñez Calderón

Frontend Developer, Mercado Libre
Constanza is a Front End developer. She loves contributing and helping tech communities in Argentina, like Chicas Programando and meetupJS. She's interested in creating more inclusive and diverse spaces for people in tech.

Thursday December 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:10pm
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes


When Porgs Scream at Webpack and Other Stories - Dominik Kundel, Twilio
For many web developers the world of hardware is very intimidating. There is no easy way to go back from a broken to a working project state. You break something, you replace it — there is no Ctrl/Cmd + z. However, getting a project to work is incredibly fun and rewarding.

From an API for your coffee machine to a porg that screams every time your webpack build fails to playing games with hundreds of people at the same time, the only limit is your imagination*.

You might not leave this talk with a degree in Electrical Engineering**, but you'll learn useful basics to help you enter the wonderful world of hardware. We'll look at different ways to combine JS and hardware, from APIs all the way to JS enabled microcontrollers. All tied up with some live demos. At the end you won't be able to wait to start your own hardware adventure!

*and maybe your patience
**unless you already have one

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Dominik Kundel

Developer Evangelist, Twilio
Dominik is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio in San Francisco. He has a passion for JavaScript, hackathons, teaching and good whiskey. You will usually find him speaking at meetups and conferences, mentoring at hackathons and workshops or working on open source projects.

Thursday December 12, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
  • Experience Level Beginner
  • Session Slides Included Yes