Jo is a developer advocate at Ably. She is passionate about Realtime Data, PWAs and great CSS. She’s got 7 years experience as a front end developer and has worked in various parts of the tech industry from startups, agencies, charities to large organisations. She is also a mentor and organiser at codebar.io where she is able to act on her passion not only for teaching good use of the web but also for improving the diversity and inclusivity of the tech industry.
Ever wanted your clothing to respond to the music you’re listening to? How about the latest news or the weather? With a bit of JS and some soldering, it can! This talk will cover how to make your own wearable LED display using a microcontroller and hook it up to the internet. Then we’ll learn how to control it with data, node.js and some arduino code. All suitable for absolute beginners! I’ll help you to avoid some of the silly mistakes I made while working on my first wearable and encourage you to give IoT a try!