Introducing Node.js for Internet of Things beginners

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Time: 18:30 – Refereshments from 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Watkins, University of Birmingham
Location: IMC Auditorium, WMG, University of Warwick. How to find meeting location
BCS Meetings are free to attend.


Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting movement in the computing world but with the types of connectivity required for IoT projects, is it possible to teach beginners to programming the skills to be able to create their own hobbyist IoT projects? At the Mozilla Campus Club Birmingham, this is our aim. In this talk I hope to show how and why we use Node.js – a runtime environment for running javascript on servers and embedded devices – to quickly build IoT projects.

Presented by Dr Jonathan Watkins, Maple T.A. Development Manager, University of Birmingham.

Jon, an educational technology developer at UoB, has started up a Mozilla/node.js bootcamp open to all students at Birmingham (both computer science and across campus) on how to piece together different technologies like git, node.js, HTML5 etc.

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