Mini Maker Faire and Data Sensing Lab at Strata NY

Mini Maker Faire and Data Sensing Lab at Strata NY

O’Reilly’s Strata + Hadoop World New York kicks off Monday, and while the conference is sold out, there are several events that are part of New York City Data Week that are open to the public, including a data-focused Mini Maker Faire and an experiment with Arduinos, sensors, and XBees (courtesy of Digi) and cloud storage (courtesy of Amazon Web Services).

Strata Mini Maker Faire (free!)
Monday, October 22, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Sheraton NY Hotel and Towers, Metropolitan West Ballrooom
811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Enjoy drinks and mingle with other Strata and NYC Dataweek attendees as you peruse a gallery of fun, innovative Maker Faire projects. Meet the Makers and discuss the ideas behind their demos, and learn how these unconventional new technologies can be adapted into existing business strategies. Mini Maker Faire projects will be selected from research, academia, and yet-to-be-discovered entrepreneurs.

Data Sensing Lab (free!)
New York Hilton, Rhinelander North
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10019

We intend to give attendees a taste of the super-connected world that’s ahead of all of us. By instrumenting the conference environment with basic off-the-shelf sensors and mesh networking, we will observe and report on the conference, and generate interesting sociological data from the distributed sensor network. This data will then be analyzed in real time at Strata, with the results presented in the keynote sessions. From hardware and software, to data analysis and visualization the project will give the attendees a taste of their lives in a more measured and quantified world. You can follow the progress of this project on the Data Sensing Lab G+ page.

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