I organized the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference together with 2 colleagues from UVT FEAA MSODSA. The event took place on the 15th of January 2016 at the recently inaugurated INCDEMC Renewable Energies Laboratory, in Timisoara, Romania. The mission of our project was to present to our audience all the steps involved in getting from a technical innovative idea to an actual competitive product for the market.
Raspberry Pi is a quite powerful, versatile board and it offers a lot for the $35 price. I bought & configured one for a NAS + miniDLNA server and it works surprisingly well. Having an old webcam laying around, the idea of a DIY Home Monitoring & Intruder Alert system came to life. Because I wanted to be able to access the video stream from pc & mobile, I went for an implementation with Node.js as server and a responsive web page as client.
The project is designed as an end to end solution that, besides offering a live video stream, also actively monitors for movement with the help of a PIR sensor: if an Alarm is triggered, you get a SMS notification on your phone and the snapshots taken during the Alarm time span (customizable) are uploaded via FTP to your server.
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As a presenter at Timisoara .NET Meetup #2 I thought it would be interesting to share with the local community some of my experience with a not so known technology from the .NET stack: Windows Workflow Foundation. For this purpose, I built a demo app (source code available on github) and a short introductory presentation for the topic.
A while ago, inspired by this article Frontiers of Computational Thinking: A SXSW Report by Stephen Wolfram, I looked-up the Wolfram Language. It is described as a very powerful symbolic language with built-in algorithms and knowledge base and indeed it looks quite impressive: you can accomplish a lot with just a few lines of code.