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Presentation: "Hardware-Side JS: How to Build IoT devices using JS and Node"

Track: Smart Things for a Connected World / Time: Thursday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Hall 5

JavaScript has reigned supreme as the most well-known and flexible language for developing applications – first on web clients and more recently on web servers with Node.js. Now developers are able to extend the use of JavaScript all the way to embedded devices making it possible to prototype a connected product entirely in one pervasive language. Tessel is a JavaScript programmable microcontroller with built-in WiFi that enables web developers to start building hardware. In this talk, you will learn how to build a connected device that bridges the physical and digital worlds with a few lines of JavaScript using Tessel.

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Jon McKay, Co-Founder at Technical Machine

Jon McKay

Biography: Jon McKay

Jon McKay graduated from Olin College of Engineering in 2013 with a degree in computer engineering. At Olin, Jon primarily focused on web development, computer architecture, and hardware design. Since graduating, he has co-founded Technical Machine – a company building developer tools that merge the previously disparate worlds of embedded hardware and web development. The first product of the company is an open-source software and hardware platform called Tessel. Tessel is the world's first Node.js-compatible, JavaScript programmable microcontroller that allows a whole new audience of web developers start prototyping with hardware.

Twitter: @jonmckay