Presentation: "NFC - Not For Children?"

Track: EMBEDDED / Time: Monday 16:15 - 17:15 / Location: Store Sal, Archauz

Actually, it's Near Field Communication: smart cards that can be powered via radio a field to exchange authenticated data within milliseconds. There has been a lot of talk about it recently, but Japan is at least 5 years ahead with Japanese consumers holding over 65 million phones with built-in NFC chips, and over 100 million NFC cards, which they can use at over 1 million access points, such as pay stations or train ticket gates. 

I will give an overview of the existing technology infrastructure and capabilities, plus interesting applications people have built on top of it. Oh, and I'll have a demo, too.

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Gregor Hohpe, Google Architect

Gregor Hohpe

Biography: Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe is a software architect with Google, Inc. Gregor is a widely recognized thought leader on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures. He co-authored the seminal book "Enterprise Integration Patterns" (Addison-Wesley, 2004), followed by "Integration Patterns" and "Enterprise Solution Patterns", both published by Microsoft Press. He was nominated a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Solution Architect for his contributions to the developer community and recognized as an active member of the patterns community by the Hillside Group. In 2005, Joel Spolsky selected Gregor's article "Starbucks Does Not Use Two-phase Commit" for his "Best Software Writing" (APress).

Gregor speaks regularly at technical conferences around the world. He likes to cut through the hype surrounding service-oriented architectures and captures nuggets of advice in the form of design patterns that can help developers avoid costly mistakes. Find out more about his work at

Software Passion: Harvesting design knowledge and patterns for non-OO systems

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