Bluetooth Developer Meetup - The Love Story Between the Web and Bluetooth


It's a pleasure to announce that the inaugural get together of the Bluetooth® Developer Meetup will take place on October 15th 2020. Everyone is welcome to this on-line event (no registration required).

Attendees will enjoy talks from a range of experienced Bluetooth developers from Google, Samsung, Foundries.IO and Bluetooth SIG. Together, they will share their knowledge and tell their stories of working with everybody's favourite low power wireless communication technology.

Watch this page, the @BluetoothSIG Twitter account and accounts of speakers such as @bluetooth_mdw for updates. The URL for joining the event will be published here in due course.

More information here


Date: 15th October 2020.

London : 17:30 - 20:00 UK time (UTC+1)
Texas : 11:30 - 14:00 CDT (UTC-5)
San Francisco : 09:30 - 12:00 (UTC - 7)


Each talk will be approximately 30 minutes in length and include time for Q&A via a text-based system.

Lessons Learned with using Bluetooth Low Energy in Wearables

Speaker: Jacky Cheung, Google

The cost of integrating Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) into consumer electronics has dropped significantly over the years. With all the promising features introduced in Bluetooth 5.X, Bluetooth LE has become the de-facto connectivity solution for wearables.

This talk will present lessons learned with using Bluetooth Low Energy in wearable projects. It highlights some of the key design considerations and offers some practical tips to balance between speed and power consumption, which are particularly important for wearable devices.

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) OTA: or how I learned to stop worrying about spiders, snakes, hornets while building IoT devices on the Tech Farm

Speakers: Thea and Marc Aldrich, Foundries IO

Building and deploying embedded devices in the real world isn’t as glamorous as the corporate demos would lead you to believe. A few years ago we set out to build a simple cow tracking and happiness device. Since then things have escalated. And what have we learned? It gets hot, it rains, there is a whole lot of walking and, to be honest, the cows don't ever seem to fully appreciate the effort. Then there are the spiders, snakes and hornets. We all know this story ends in pain. But does it?

In this presentation we’ll take you through the intensely scientific process of designing, building and deploying the latest version of our low cost, wirelessly connected farm automation and cow tracking system running’s Linux microPlatform (LmP) and Zephyr OS. All devices are now updateable over-the-air thanks to FoundriesFactory’s OTA functionality and OTA-DFU updates over Bluetooth LE from the Nordic NRF52840 based Reel Boards. No animals - other than humans - were harmed in the course of this project.

The Love story between the Web and Bluetooth

Speaker: Kevin Picchi, Samsung
Kevin Picchi is a Software Engineer and Developer advocate at Samsung Internet, based in London.
He’s passionate about web technologies, emerging tech, and enjoy sharing his knowledge.
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The Web has been around before I was even born, since its creation the Web has grown bigger, always evolves and gets blessed with new capabilities. The capability that brings me here today is Web Bluetooth.

Just imagine controlling a drone through a web page without even having to download a native app, not having to update it, a quick refresh of the page and done.

Well this is possible since the integration a few years since the integration of Web Bluetooth in most browsers.

In this talk we are going to take a look how the relationship between Web and Bluetooth work. How it can make a difference and how to setup a basic communication between a web page and a Bluetooth device.

Advanced Bluetooth Technology - Under the APIs

Speaker: Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth technology has changed enormously since its initial release about twenty years ago. Communication can now take place over distances in excess of a kilometre. It’s twice as fast as it used to be and connectionless communication through broadcasting data to an unlimited number of receivers has become extremely versatile and powerful. Oh and did you know, you can also create secure networks of tens of thousands of smart devices using Bluetooth technology?

All of these advanced capabilities are there for developers to exploit. By examining subjects like data rates, range and reliability, this talk will provide a guided tour of the most interesting and advanced aspects of Bluetooth technology and how they work, under the APIs.