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Panel discussion exploring software development issues for Internet of Things (IoT) applications

Date of Event: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:30pm
Abstract: 

This month’s meeting is a panel discussion exploring software development issues for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. As with many of the great technology shifts in the past, IoT development is bringing new software challenges - is the software industry equipped to address these head-on? Our panel will discuss some of the unique issues that IoT brings to software engineering and how we’re tackling them today.

Directions: 

Directions can be found on the map of the Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building.
Check out the detailed map by clicking the “close up” button.

Room: 

Keller (EE/CS) 3-111 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Alex Dietz - DQSC LLC
Speakers: 
Justin Grammens - Recursive Awesome
Andy Tinkham - C2 IT Solutions
Ben Bakken - SmartThings
Alex Dietz - DQSC LLC
Topic: 
Panel discussion exploring software development issues for Internet of Things (IoT) applications
Location: 
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)
Schedule: 

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting

Parking: 

Please note the free parking process at the U has changed. Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Speaker Bio: 

Panel:

  • Justin Grammens - Recursive Awesome
  • Andy Tinkham - C2 IT Solutions
  • Ben Bakken - SmartThings
  • Alex Dietz - DQSC LLC



Panel Bios:

Justin Grammens is the founder of Recursive Awesome, an Internet of Things (IoT) consulting company and owner of IoT Weekly News, a free curated newsletters on the IoT. He is co-founder of IoT Fuse, a Twin Cities-based non-profit to advance IoT.

Andy Tinkham is the QA Practice Lead and Evangelist at C2 IT Solutions. He is a founding member of the Twin Cities Test Automation
Group. His most recent project, “The Good Practice Podcast”, a discussion of Testing issues with leaders in the field, is in post-production and appearing soon at a podcast distributor near you.

Ben Bakken is the Director of Engineering at SmartThings, a local IoT company producing devices for the consumer market.

Alex Dietz, panel moderator, is founder of DQSC LLC, a firm helping small and mid-sized companies with their software development and verification.