Swift for IoT - iOS Conf SG 2016

Published on: Sunday, 23 October 2016

Speaker: Subhransu Behera (@subhransu) & Kheng Meng Yeo (@yeokm1) - Singapore Power

Ever since Swift became open source, developers worldwide are thinking of new ways to use the language. It's being used currently in backend, some developers are thinking about building native Android apps in Swift. But the thing that got us thinking is, "Can we use Swift for IoT projects". More specifically how much can we leverage on the language features to build a Swift-only home automation system.

Apparently we are not alone, there are other people working already in this field and have built cool stuff on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone using Swift. This talk will focus the essntials on running Swift on BeagleBone and how to work with peripheral devices and sensors. We will discuss about the Swift features that worked really well while working on this project and share what are the opportunities for future.

About the speakers

Subh is a lead mobile developer at Singapore Power. Prior to Singapore Power, he worked at PayPal where he was leading an iOS team and was instrumental in developing the revamped iOS app of PayPal.

He is the organizer of iOS Conf SG and runs iOS Dev Scout, the iOS developer and meetup group in Singapore. He contributed to the popular iOS tutorial site, RayWenderlich.com.

Kheng Meng is a maker in the areas of electronics, embedded programming and hardware. He is working as an IoT engineer at Singapore Power. At his previous job at Algo Access he built a hardware providing solutions to eye-care professionals.

Outside work, he loves to share his knowledge and learning experiences of his projects by participating in talks and meetups.

Event URL: http://iosconf.sg/

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