2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Sharing the Internet of Things

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Palmer Events Center
Room 4-5
900 Barton Springs Rd

Smart devices don’t play nicely with each other, and the internet of things has not lived up to its promise. To do so, it must join the sharing economy. What should it look like when things talk to things? The best we have so far are proprietary systems that try to (poorly) patch different things together. A protocol is needed. In the world of the sharing economy, preferences should not be tied to physical objects. Someday, you might get into a Zipcar and find the seat adjusted, and then walk into an already-unlocked Airbnb home to find our Netflix account loaded and the temperature to your liking. In this session we’ll consider what happens once the things we own are truly shareable.

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Anya Babbitt

Founder & CEO


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Sid Gidwani

Dir of Mobile Engineering

August Home Inc

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Youssef Francis at SXSW

Youssef Francis

Software Engineer

Airbnb, Inc

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Zane Claes at SXSW

Zane Claes

Software Engineer


Zane is currently the Technical Lead on the Internal API at Airbnb and enjoys creating large systems. Called by some a "productivity machine," Zane refuses to accept his destiny a code-writing robo...

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