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Jennifer Tong

Jennifer Tong

Jenny is a Developer Advocate on Cloud at Google. In this role she helps developers build cool stuff on all sorts of platforms. Previously she worked in a wide variety of software roles from robotics at NASA, to developer advocacy for Google Glass. She is passionate about education, especially on the subjects of technology and science. If she's away from her laptop, she's probably skating around a roller derby track, or hanging from aerial silk.


Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Mobile & IoT Track Atlantica A

IoT Prototyping with Firebase and JavaScript

Everyone seems to be talking about the Internet of Things. From houseplants to ice machines, from fitness bracelets to fish tanks: it's all fair game. Hardware hacking is a lot of fun, but it also brings new challenges for us web developers. Early validation of your idea is critical. You need to be confident that your plan is going to work before you order a bunch of printed circuit boards. In this talk Jenny Tong, a Developer Advocate at Google, will show you how node.js, Firebase, and development boards come together to make your IoT project real. This talk will include live electronics hacking, and live coding. By the time you leave, you'll learn: - An easy-to-use recipe for IoT prototyping - Cool things you can do with that Raspberry Pi that's gathering dust on your shelf - How to use your existing JavaScript skills to get things moving, literally.

Saturday 2:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Services & Data Track Atlantica B

Coping with IoT Data

One of the most exciting things about the Internet of Things is how much data it generates. This huge sea of data is what allows us to use machine learning and other emerging technologies to give our users useful insights into their lives. Unfortunately, the technologies and protocols we developed to scale the web aren't a perfect fit. They don't always scale in the right way. We need a new set of tools to make our projects successful. In this talk Jen Tong, a Developer Advocate at Google, will share a recipe for dealing with high volume IoT data: Google Cloud Pub/Sub, Dataflow, and BigQuery. This talk will include demos, and a discussion of managed and open source options.