Speaker Details

Joel Lord

Joel Lord (@joel__lord on Twitter) is passionate about the web and technology in general. He likes to learn new things, but most of all, he wants to share his discoveries. He does so by travelling at various conferences all across the globe.

He graduated from college in computer programming in the last millennium. Apart from a little break to get his BSc in computational astrophysics, he was always in the industry.

In his daily job, Joel is a developer advocate with MongoDB, where he connects with software engineers to help them make the web better by sharing best practices in software development.

During his free time, he can be found stargazing on a campground somewhere or brewing a fresh batch of beer in his garage.

IoT, JavaScript and Beer Brewing: Cheers to that!
Conference (BEGINNER level)
Room 3

Beer brewing can be fun, but combining brewing with IoT device hacking is even more fun. Using open source technologies, it is possible to connect and collect data about almost anything, including the fermentation process inside a closed fermenter. 

In this three-part presentation, you will learn how to use JavaScript to program microcontrollers and IoT devices. You will then learn the basics of beer brewing. Finally, you will see how you can use serverless technologies and a document database to process, manage, and analyze data produced by those IoT devices.

And if you’re new to beer brewing, don’t worry; you will also learn a thing or two about that as well!