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Eclipse IoT demo at FOSDEMEclipse IoT demo at FOSDEM

During the weekend of February 1st, I had the opportunity to attend FOSDEM in Brussels.

It was only my second year but it’s definitely one of the events I enjoy attending the most: the crowd is very diverse and very curious, there are tons of talks that you can attend (if you can get a seat in the room – most of them are simply overcrowded), and the Belgian food is yummy!

I spent most of the weekend on the Eclipse Foundation booth where together with Mike and Julien, we were showing Eclipse IoT technologies live.

Greenhouse demo at FOSDEM
Photo credit: Julien Vermillard (@vrmvrm)

We’ve been asked several times what were the details of the setup and where one could find the source code, so here they are, with links to Github repos and gists:

  • A bunch of sensors attached to an Arduino, with a very basic sketch dumping sensor data to the serial port,
  • A BeagleBone Black running  Eclipse Orion and a very simple NodeJS app that uses MQTT.js for communicating with the Mosquitto broker that is hosted on iot.eclipse.org,
  • And last but not least, an Android Nexus 10 tablet that runs an augmented-reality app for displaying real sensor values in a pretty cool way 😉

Check out this cool 3-min video by 101blog (thanks again for the impromptu interview!) of the aforementioned setup in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfgAxV3z6ksDuring the weekend of February 1st, I had the opportunity to attend FOSDEM in Brussels.

It was only my second year but it’s definitely one of the events I enjoy attending the most: the crowd is very diverse and very curious, there are tons of talks that you can attend (if you can get a seat in the room – most of them are simply overcrowded), and the Belgian food is yummy!

I spent most of the weekend on the Eclipse Foundation booth where together with Mike and Julien, we were showing Eclipse IoT technologies live.

Greenhouse demo at FOSDEM
Photo credit: Julien Vermillard (@vrmvrm)

We’ve been asked several times what were the details of the setup and where one could find the source code, so here they are, with links to Github repos and gists:

  • A bunch of sensors attached to an Arduino, with a very basic sketch dumping sensor data to the serial port,
  • A BeagleBone Black running  Eclipse Orion and a very simple NodeJS app that uses MQTT.js for communicating with the Mosquitto broker that is hosted on iot.eclipse.org,
  • And last but not least, an Android Nexus 10 tablet that runs an augmented-reality app for displaying real sensor values in a pretty cool way 😉

Check out this cool 3-min video by 101blog (thanks again for the impromptu interview!) of the aforementioned setup in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfgAxV3z6ks

Top 5 reasons to attend EclipseCon FranceTop 5 reasons to attend EclipseCon France

EclipseCon France 2013

I believe this first edition of EclipseCon France will be amazing, and here are the top 5 reasons why I am sure you will share my opinion:

1 The program is fresh and nice — While it was really hard to decline so many great talk proposals, the bright side of the coin is that we have an excellent program, with lots of new topics covered especially in the industry and embedded domains.

2 Workshops are your chance to learn about new stuff with hands-on sessions — If you want to learn how to master Git, Tycho, or create your first Android application in less than 2 hours, then you’re going to love the workshops we have cooked up for you!

3 The food is amazing — You all know about French cuisine, right? Guess what, South West France cuisine is even better: amazing duck specialties (cassoulet, foie gras, …), good wine, good cheese.

4 The location is perfect — Not only is Toulouse a beautiful city, but it is perfectly well located should you want to have a long nice weekend of tourism right after the conference. The Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean sea are just a few hours away and Spain is also very close, too!

5 It is very reasonably priced — The registration fee is only 250EUR (200EUR for alumni, committers and members) which I think is a good deal given how much you will learn during the 2 days of the conference!

Don’t wait any longer, and register now!

EclipseCon France 2013EclipseCon France 2013

I believe this first edition of EclipseCon France will be amazing, and here are the top 5 reasons why I am sure you will share my opinion:

1 The program is fresh and nice — While it was really hard to decline so many great talk proposals, the bright side of the coin is that we have an excellent program, with lots of new topics covered especially in the industry and embedded domains.

2 Workshops are your chance to learn about new stuff with hands-on sessions — If you want to learn how to master Git, Tycho, or create your first Android application in less than 2 hours, then you’re going to love the workshops we have cooked up for you!

3 The food is amazing — You all know about French cuisine, right? Guess what, South West France cuisine is even better: amazing duck specialties (cassoulet, foie gras, …), good wine, good cheese.

4 The location is perfect — Not only is Toulouse a beautiful city, but it is perfectly well located should you want to have a long nice weekend of tourism right after the conference. The Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean sea are just a few hours away and Spain is also very close, too!

5 It is very reasonably priced — The registration fee is only 250EUR (200EUR for alumni, committers and members) which I think is a good deal given how much you will learn during the 2 days of the conference!

Don’t wait any longer, and register now!

EclipseCon France 2013

Only one month left to submit your talk for EclipseCon France!Only one month left to submit your talk for EclipseCon France!

EclipseCon France 2013

EclipseCon NA is just around the corner and I know many of you speakers are busy as bees polishing your presentation ; and even if you don’t speak, you are probably already starting to prepare your schedule and make the final travel arrangements.

BUT! The submission deadline for EclipseCon France is fast approaching, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity of speaking in beautiful Toulouse at the beginning of June!

While we are of course open to all the cool ideas you may have and that you think would be interesting for a crowd of open-source and Eclipse aficionados, we are especially looking for submissions on the following themes:

  • Eclipse in the Industry – We all know that Eclipse is a great platform for building industry solutions. Whether you are doing modeling, OSGi, embedded, … I am sure you have feedback to share about deploying Eclipse, and open-source technologies in the context of automotive, aerospace, …
  • Community and business models – The European ecosystem is flourishing of individuals and companies who use open-source on a daily basis to build real-life applications. Come and share your experience in establishing business models for open-source based software, and creating a sound community of adopters and contributors to your technology.
  • Mobile and Web Development – With the (not-so) recent Javascript renaissance, and the always growing ecosystem of web and mobile frameworks, we thought it would be worth a dedicated track. Therefore, we are really looking forward to hearing what you have to share when it comes to using Eclipse in this context.

We are trying a new format for tutorials this year. We want them to be advanced sessions, where participants who already know about a given technology can learn more advanced techniques, with specific usecases in mind.
Workshops are 2-hours long, so you really want to work on making a sharp proposal that will convince the Programm Committee your talk will be giving the most to its participants! 🙂

So don’t wait any longer, and submit a talk –or several!– NOW!

EclipseCon France 2013

EclipseCon NA is just around the corner and I know many of you speakers are busy as bees polishing your presentation ; and even if you don’t speak, you are probably already starting to prepare your schedule and make the final travel arrangements.

BUT! The submission deadline for EclipseCon France is fast approaching, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity of speaking in beautiful Toulouse at the beginning of June!

While we are of course open to all the cool ideas you may have and that you think would be interesting for a crowd of open-source and Eclipse aficionados, we are especially looking for submissions on the following themes:

  • Eclipse in the Industry – We all know that Eclipse is a great platform for building industry solutions. Whether you are doing modeling, OSGi, embedded, … I am sure you have feedback to share about deploying Eclipse, and open-source technologies in the context of automotive, aerospace, …
  • Community and business models – The European ecosystem is flourishing of individuals and companies who use open-source on a daily basis to build real-life applications. Come and share your experience in establishing business models for open-source based software, and creating a sound community of adopters and contributors to your technology.
  • Mobile and Web Development – With the (not-so) recent Javascript renaissance, and the always growing ecosystem of web and mobile frameworks, we thought it would be worth a dedicated track. Therefore, we are really looking forward to hearing what you have to share when it comes to using Eclipse in this context.

We are trying a new format for tutorials this year. We want them to be advanced sessions, where participants who already know about a given technology can learn more advanced techniques, with specific usecases in mind.
Workshops are 2-hours long, so you really want to work on making a sharp proposal that will convince the Programm Committee your talk will be giving the most to its participants! 🙂

So don’t wait any longer, and submit a talk –or several!– NOW!