DiUS has a special interest in the convergence of the physical and the digital. We’ve developed many mobile solutions as part of an overall responsive approach to digital solution development. We’re also at the forefront of correlating information gathered from physical sensors and the Industrial Internet to develop new solutions. That’s why we’re proud to be supporting the newest conference from YOW! – a two day conference connecting Mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

DiUS is a Gold sponsor of YOW! Connected on Sept 8-9 in Melbourne and will be sponsoring the reception drinks. If you’re going to be at the conference, we hope you enjoy the drinks on us.

Given the keen interest in this topic across DiUS, there will be 12 of our team attending the conference to learn from local thought leaders and specially invited international experts. Topics include native development for iOS and Android, the developing market for the IoT, UX & design, back-end development and several real-world case studies.

Cam Smith, Principal Consultant, DiUS is part of the local line-up at the conference. Don’t miss his talk on Day one of the conference in the IoT stream at 3.30pm.

When C is too slow: Re-discovering the computer

Unless you operate at the truly big end of the web, the economics and market pressures of modern application development are all skewed toward developer productivity. Go faster, ship sooner. In this world of financial sympathy, we lose touch with the very thing that brought us here in the first place: the computer.

Don’t settle for the monoculture of mechanical hostility. We can all be better, wiser developers by re-learning the forgotten idioms of the hardware; clock cycles and CPU instructions, registers and the stack.

In this presentation you’ll see how nothing more than a few strips of LEDs is enough to render all your higher level languages useless, and how a developer who thought he understood computers found that he didn’t really understand them at all…

Win Cam’s kit to help you re-discover your computer

Enter your details below to WIN the kit (pictured) Cam Smith uses to re-discover the computer at his talk at YOW! Connected Melbourne 2014.

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Here is the list of what you could win:

1 x Arduino YUN
4 x NeoPixel NeoMatrix 8×8 – Total of 256 RGB LEDs!
1 x 5V 10A switching power supply
1 x Adafruit Perma-Proto Quarter-sized Breadboard PCB

Plus the resistors, capacitors, hook-up wire you need to build the device! We’re also throwing in a soldering iron.

Total value of parts is over $300!

Competition is only open to attendees of the YOW! Connected conference and closes at 5.30pm on Sept 9. The winning entry will be randomly drawn and the winner will be notified by email.

The competition is now closed! Thanks to everyone who entered. We will announce the winner very soon.

For more information about the conference and the program, visit the YOW! Connected website.