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Democratizing IoT to Solve Environmental Challenges in Cities


SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED FOR this hands-on meetup will explore new approaches to system design and citizen engagement for IoT projects. Participants will have the opportunity to play with and win hardware and software tools to build their own IoT projects.

Learn how the team at Temboo, an NYC-based IoT software company, worked with citizen volunteers and a local non-profit to create a stormwater monitoring system in Brooklyn. Then build your own environmental monitoring system with the Nordic Thingy52 and Kosmos IoT.

Cormac Driver leads the Product Engineering team at Temboo. Cormac has extensive experience with designing and building internet-connected embedded systems. His PhD, completed in 2007, furthered the state of the art in programming support for context-aware systems, and he has published on the topic at both international conferences and in top-tier journals from publishers including IEEE and ACM. Cormac’s post-doctoral research investigated advanced techniques for embedded systems programming. At Temboo, Cormac oversees the design and implementation of the Temboo software platform, which greatly eases the process of developing, deploying and maintaining connected sensor systems.

Briana Garcia is passionate about the intersection of technology and environmental resources and is the smart cities, water, and nonprofit sales lead at Temboo. While acquiring her Master of Science degree from Columbia University, she focused on resilient cities and was president of a privately funded interdisciplinary technology and environment group. After graduation, she worked on the World Economic Forum’s Global Water Initiative team where she advanced the global dialogue of integrating disruptive technologies by designing c-suite executive meetings, pilot projects in developing countries, and co-authoring the “Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Water” report. Briana’s drive to optimize processes while benefiting the environment with IoT remains formidable as she always welcomes a challenge.