Intel Global IoT DevFest III

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In this episode of the IoT Developer Show, learn about the Intel Global IoT DevFest III. Through keynotes, expert-led sessions, demo showcases, and one-to-one networking sessions, this event provides tools and resources for developers to gain insight into the latest technology trends.

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Hello. I'm Martin Kronberg. And this is the IoT Developer Show. In this episode, we have Grace Metri, who's gonna tell us all about the third global IoT DevFest. Grace, thank you so much for being here. 

Thank you for having me. 

So tell us a little bit about yourself. 

Well, I've been at Intel for the past six years. I'm an IoT community manager. And I'm also the Conference Chair of the Global IoT DevFest series. 

So what is the Global IoT DevFest? 

Well, the Global IoT DevFest is a virtual conference platforms that provide industry thought leaders, developers, innovators, and enthusiasts worldwide a platform to share knowledge, present visions, conduct deep dive training, and also showcase off real-world use cases and solutions. 

That sounds really cool. When is the conference happening this year? 

I'm glad you asked. This year the conference is scheduled for two days for 16 hours of continuous sessions per day. The event is on June 19 and 20 from 4:00 AM GMT until 8:00 PM GMT. This way we are covering multiple geographic locations at the same time. So we highly recommend that you check out the ideal times for the region where you're living to attend the sessions. 

Fantastic. And if people can't attend the live sessions, is there a way to catch up? 

Sure. Now there's a great advantage of attending the sessions live, because you can ask the speakers' questions. However, we understand that you cannot attend everything live. So we provide replays of all the sessions during the DevFest. And the replays will be available on the same conference platform for two months post the event. 

So who is the global IoT DevFest really meant for? 

The target audience for the conference are commercial IoT developers, solution architects, IT/OT managers, IT and enterprise executives, AI developers. But really anyone who's interested to learn about IoT [INAUDIBLE] should join us for the conference. 

Fantastic. And so what should the attendees expect from the conference this year? 

Well, each year we expand our conference to cover the latest advancement in technologies, in addition to introducing new conference features. So for example, before the DevFest even starts, developers will have access to a virtual showcase of 10 cutting edge end to end solutions. 

Very cool. So what motivated you guys to add in the demos this year? 

The cool thing about the demo showcase is that you will be able to learn about all the ingredients that helped build those demos. Everything from the hardware to the tool to the software SDKs and so on. 

More importantly, you will learn about which conference sessions are relevant to help you learn about the ingredients in order to ultimately replicate the showcased demo. 

That sounds like a really great way to have both the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of the technology being showcased. 


So how many overall conference sessions can we expect this year? 

Well, we are targeting to have 75 live sessions during the two-day event. Each session consists of 40 minutes of presentation time, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. And during the course of the two days, we are going to have an amazing lineup of keynote speakers. 

So for example, this year we have Joel Spolsky, the CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow as one of our keynotes. 

That's fantastic. I'm pretty sure the only reason I was able to get an engineering degree was thanks to stack overflow. 

Didn't we all? 

So tell us more about the different tracks. 

Of course. So for this year we are going to have four different tracks. The first track is Next Wave of IoT Trends and Innovations. In this track, we will showcase how the latest IoT technology is transforming industries through real world use cases in industrial automation, smart buildings, responsive retail, and much more. Presenters will demonstrate how to leverage the ecosystem to create greater business value. 

The second track is Design, Develop, Integrate, and Manage IoT Solutions. In this track, developers will receive detailed training with real world use cases applying the latest tools, SDKs, developer kits, open communities and standards, and other resources. So basically a full suite of ingredients that are available to build end to end IoT solutions. 

The third track is Workload Consolidation, Containers, and Software-Defined End-to-End Scaling. Basically in this track, attendees will learn about the best practices in packaging, such as deployment and monitoring in order to increase flexibility, scaling, and simplicity for end-to-end applications across things, edge, network, and data centers. 

The fourth track is AI and Ambient Intelligence at the Edge. In this track, IoT experts and AI experts will cover new AI and Ambient use cases at the edge. Individual technical sessions will delve into computer vision, the various hardware accelerators, AI tools, and best practices for AI. And it's all focused at The Edge. 

Those all sound really, really interesting. And I'm super excited to check them out, especially the computer vision part, since we've had quite a few different computer vision demos here on the show. 

I'm really sorry to hear that. Thank you. 

So are there any additional activities that you want to tell our audience to expect? 

Some sessions will be grouped together to represent a training for end-to-end solutions. And the neat thing is that upon the completion of the session series, individual attendees will be able to get a certificate of completion. 

So one of the reasons for attending conferences in general is the ability to do mentoring with other attendees. But even though the Global IoT DevFest is a virtual conference, we still wanted to offer the attendees the opportunity to network, to have one-on-one conversations with thought leaders, with expert developers in the industry whom we'll identify as the mentors. 

So using the conference platform you will be able to browse the mentor list and schedule your private, 15-minute conversation with a mentor. So would you like to join us as a mentor. 

I would love to do so and talk to all of you guys about anything IoT. 

Oh. That's excellent. Thank you. 

So this is it in a nutshell. What do you think? 

I think this is a great opportunity for people to both learn about cutting-edge technologies as well as network. 

Thank you. I still highly recommend visiting the conference site to stay up-to-date with the great activities that we're planning. 

Fantastic. Well, Grace, thank you so much for coming on our show and telling us all about this awesome conference. 

Thank you for having me. I hope you found it useful. 

Before signing off, I want to tell you guys about a really cool upcoming webinar series. It's called Deep Dive into IoT Developer Environments, Arduino Create, and ISS. Visit the links provided for more information all about it. 

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