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Computer vision & IoT

Thursday, December 6, 15:15-17:15h

Computer Vision (CV) is an IoT technology rising in importance, as video sensors and cameras can provide rich data from observing the real world. However, it is a technology that can all too easily be used in ways that have negative consequences, sometimes unintentionally. Also, still relatively few programmers have any experience or knowledge in how CV works or how to apply it, particularly in ways that consider privacy as part of their design and implementation.

This workshop will take you from an introduction to the concepts of computer vision, to using Deep Neural Networks (DNN), using OpenCV, the most popular open source computer vision library, along with the Go programming language.


Ron Evans

Ron Evans is an award-winning software developer and expert in robotics/IoT/computer vision who is very active in the free and open source community. As ringleader of The Hybrid Group, he has helped clients such as AT&T, Intel, and Sphero solve some of their most difficult technical and business problems. 

He is a very active speaker, keynoting and presenting at industry conferences around the world such as MakerFaire, OSCON, GopherCon, RubyConf, and the MIT Technology Review. He has been profiled in the press by Wired, Fast Company, and The New York Times. Ron has published videos for O’Reilly as well as written articles for MSNBC, BYTE Magazine, and the Direct Marketing Association. He was Intel “Top Innovator” in 2017 as well as a recipient of the “Ruby Hero” award in 2014.

Ron is also an active code contributor to many open source hardware/software projects, and is the creator of the open source robotics framework Gobot (http://gobot.io) as well as the computer vision framework GoCV (https://gocv.io).


ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:30h: keynotes
10:45-12:45h: workshop round 1
13:00-15:00h: workshop round 2
15:15-17:15h: workshop round 3
17:30h keynote
18:00h pitches student hack challenge
19:00h drinks, award ceremony
Whole day: demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:45h: keynotes
11:00-13:00h: workshop round 4
14:00-17:30h: keynotes
17:30h: closing and drinks
Whole day: demos and more

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thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)


Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam