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Presentation: Adventures in JavaScript and the IoT

Track: Applied JavaScript - Atomic Applications and APIs

Location: St James, 4th flr.

Day of week: Monday

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Level: Intermediate

Persona: Front-end Developer

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From installations to promote superstar DJs on trains speeding across Europe to sitting in Motorway LED billboards debugging wi-fi cards when the temperature drops below zero, our experience building for the IoT has highlighted just how unpredictable failure can be. This talk is a warts and all look into our work with some of the world's best known brands using JavaScript to power remote installations and interactive applications.

We'll cover the technology used (serverless platforms, node.js microservices and JavaScript), how we built the solutions and how we coped with some of the most random failure circumstance you probably couldn't imagine!

Speaker: James Hall

Founder/Director @Parallax

James Hall has been working in the digital sector for 12 years. He is the author of the popular jsPDF library, and is a founder/Director of Parallax, a digital agency in the UK. He's worked as a software developer on a wide variety of projects, from LED Billboards, car unlocking apps, to large web applications and tools.

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