Speaker: Alasdair Allan

Scientist/Maker/Hacker (Deployed a 500 node mesh network covering the Moscone @ Google I/O)

Alasdair Allan is 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 a 500-node mesh sensor network for Google I/O, and for revealing, back in 2010, that Apple’s iPhone was tracking user location constantly. He has written for Make: Magazine, VICE/Motherboard, Hackaday, and to the O’Reilly Radar. A former academic, he also built a peer-to-peer autonomous telescope network that detected what was, at the time, the most distant object ever discovered.

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Tracks

  • Don't $%@! Up the Culture

    Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with passion. How do you maintain the culture as you scale?

  • DevOps / DevEx Practices

    Remove developer friction: CI/CD, fluent API, service meshes... anything that removes the friction in deploying & operating a system.

  • AI/Machine Learning without a PhD

    AI/ML is more approachable than ever. Discover how deep learning and ML is being used in practice. Topics include: TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch, & more. No PhD required.

  • Surviving Uncertainty: GDPR, Brexit, or Politics? Beyond DR

    With so much uncertainty, how do you bulkhead your organization and technology choices? Learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty today.

  • Career Hacking

    Strategies for advancing the skills that advance your career. Look for mentoring, speaking, empathy, and career paths.

  • Advances in FinTech

    Finance is king in London. What's happening and what should you be paying attention to with modern #FinTech