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Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Director, Babilim Light Industries

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is a director at Babilim Light Industries and a scientist, author, hacker, maker, and journalist. An expert on the internet of things and sensor systems, he’s famous for hacking hotel radios, deploying mesh networked sensors through the Moscone Center during Google I/O, and for being behind one of the first big mobile privacy scandals when, back in 2011, he revealed that Apple’s iPhone was tracking user location constantly. He’s written eight books and writes regularly for Hackster.io, Hackaday, and other outlets. A former astronomer, he also built a peer-to-peer autonomous telescope network that detected what was, at the time, the most distant object ever discovered.

Sessions

Moderated by:
James Turner (O'Reilly Media)
Panelists:
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Joe Bowser (Adobe), Mike Wolfson (Epocrates)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Until iOS and Android came along, the opportunities for open source to flourish in the mobile space were limited, because platforms were totally proprietary. Now you can find countless FL/OSS projects that help mobile developers get their job done. So what's on the horizon, and what are the best open source tools today to deliver the next great app? Read more.
Open Hardware
E147/148
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
Everyday things are becoming smarter. The problem? The things are becoming smarter, but they’re also becoming selfish and you’ve ended up as a mechanical turk inside your own software. How can we fix the Internet of Things? The things have to become not just smarter, but more co-operative, and the Internet of things needs to become anticipatory rather than reactive. Read more.