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The Web of Stuff

The Web of Stuff

My presentation from DjangoCon EU 2013:

As software developers, the world of hardware can seem confusing but alluring. Small computers are now cheap enough that useful products can be built for less than $100. But the real value from the Internet of Things comes from networking. In this talk, I'll introduce you to basic hardware hacking, and show you how Web, mobile and microcontroller technologies can be brought together using Django—with surprising and playful results.


Zachary Voase

May 16, 2013


  1. The Web of Stuff Zack Voase

  2. Zack Voase (that’s me) @zackwurst I cook, eat, lift, sleep

    & make stuff!
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  7. Possibilities

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  22. RFID Swipe SMS to Twilio Twilio to Django Django to

    Foursquare SwipeCheck
  23. Requirements • Twilio Account & Number • Foursquare Account &

    App • Arduino Uno • Sparkfun SM5100B Shield & Antenna • StrongLink SL030 RFID Reader • MIFARE 1K card
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  25. Demo Time!

  26. Personal Development

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  28. Burnout is caused when you repeatedly make large amounts of

    sacrifice and or effort into high-risk problems that fail. It's the result of a negative prediction error in the nucleus accumbens. You effectively condition your brain to associate work with failure. Isaac Yonemoto http://iamnotaprogrammer.com/Burnout-is-caused-by-resentment.html#comment-478842490
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  31. Thanks! @zackwurst