Tuesday, 22 March 2016

BBC micro:bit launch at the London Stock Exchange

It was both an honour and a thrill to be present at the official launch of the BBC micro:bit at the London Stock Exchange today. A lot of people worked very hard to get to where we are today. Here's to the future!

I had the honour to hold the macro micro:bit for the photo

Friday, 18 March 2016

Rune It!

Like the Bluetooth logo? As you probably know it's a Nordic bind rune. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth#Name_and_logo

Well, you can make your own rune using a fun feature at bluetooth.com


Here's mine:

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Bluetooth World 2016

I've been out in sunny California this week for Bluetooth World 2016. OK... in fact on arrival it was rainy and foggy but don't let me spoil the mental image I was going for! Happily the weather did change for the better just in time for The Bluetooth SIG's primary event to kick off in style in the Levi Football Stadium. Note to Brits: 'Football' meaning 'American Football' :-)

I was super-busy on day 1, battling through sleep deprivation and jet lag to deliver two sessions in the packed 'developer hub' and then closing the day by moderating a panel discussion on IoT and mesh. The panel members did an amazing job and delivered an engaging and interesting discussion. Members were from Cypress Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Ilumi and ABI and between them brought a range of perspectives and opinions. Happily those opinions were not always aligned which always makes for a better discussion!

Amongst the highlights of day 2 was a meeting I had with the CEO and CTO of Evothings. They showed me a pretty impressive demo of their HTML based SDK for mobile IoT connected application development. Looked like a super fast way to create apps and I look forward to learning more about it.