The Web Platform
March 7–8, 2016: Training
March 8–10, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

Hardware conference sessions

Wednesday, March 9

11:15am–11:45am Wednesday, 03/09/2016
Salon 1/2
Andrew Chalkley (Treehouse)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
So you've mastered JavaScript in the browser or on the server side, and you have an itch to get into hardware? In recent years, a plethora of low-cost devices that can run JavaScript code have come to market. But which ones are best for what situations? Andrew Chalkley gives you a tour of the current landscape to get you started on your JavaScript hardware adventure. Read more.
12:00pm–12:30pm Wednesday, 03/09/2016
Salon 1/2
Jen Looper (Telerik)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Using Google's new Eddystone beacon protocol, web developers have an opportunity to create great web experiences that can bridge the mobile, web, and physical spheres. Jen Looper explores how a beacon's URL broadcast can trigger a visit to a website that can unlock a physical box. Who needs to build a mobile app? Let beacons take care of guiding your user experience. Read more.
1:30pm–2:00pm Wednesday, 03/09/2016
Salon 1/2
Ryan Baxter (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 11 ratings)
MQTT is a standards-based, lightweight pub/sub messaging protocol ideal for Internet of Things use cases. With implementations in a number of different languages, using MQTT in your applications is simple and straightforward. Ryan Baxter shows how to build an application that connects to an MQTT broker and can receive data from—and issue commands to—a number of different IoT devices. Read more.