Hello hackers! This past week has been packed with exciting events related to Internet of Things.

Our main event, IoT Things, was held at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica Bucharest on 5th of April.

Bogdan Doinea, Internet of Things Systems Engineer at Cisco, started of the event with an incredible speech about the market, technical architectures, standards and entrepreneurship opportunities.

The term “IoT” suffered from a lot of buzzwording, but it also produced important technological movements in most major business ecosystems, from agriculture and smart city to oil&gas, smart grid and transportation. Bogdan’s presentation lied between business and technical, analyzing architectures, from connecting industrial machinery to the network, wireless sensor networks and edge storage to AEP platforms and real-time analysis, identifying key players at each step.

Rafaela Voiculescu, Senior Software Engineer at Fitbit and proud member of GDG, gave a talk on Android Things, Google’s take on Internet of Things. With this new platform, the engineers at Google aim to offer Android developers new possibilities of creating innovative software for IoT devices.

Andrei Voinescu – CTO at Woogie, held a presentation on Woogie, an interactive little robot that can download interactions over the Internet, can triggers them by himself and is able to display facial animations. Andrei explained the system’s architecture behind the device and the way it works. It has been developed on the Raspberry Pi3, it has an LCD screen, an SPI interface, a PIR sensor and a microphone.

We would like to thank the faculty for hosting the event and our sponsors that made all these possible.

We hope you enjoyed our time together and we would see you at the next event.

Stay Googly!