The Internet of Toys, The Creativity of 3D Printing, and IoT in Agriculture

Great set of talks with creative and passionate people – as usual – @mr_koz


6pm – Drinks and socialising
7pm to 8:30pm – Technical presentations and demos
8:30pm until late – Music, drinks, and party


The Internet of Toys – Nick Moore

Each generation of embedded processors is even smaller, faster, cheaper and more capable.  This talk discusses the Espressif ESP8266 SoC, what this generation of chips means for theInternet of Things and how to get started on development.  We’ll also demonstrate a couple of Open Source / Open Hardware projects based on the chip, and discuss why Open Source / Open Hardware are vitally important to education.

3D Printing, Crafting, Prop making and Female Makers – April Staines

April describes herself as a “Maker” and a “Geek” she has a passion to create, starting back in the in the day as a software developer and now works as an architect for Digital at NAB. Outside of her day job her passion for creating and making combines her love for geek culture (she is a massive Star Wars fan) and digital fabrication, 3d Printing, robotics and what we used to know as “craft”. April is also one of the co-founders of Girl Geek Academy, an organisation who’s aim is to help increase the number of women in tech.

Building the Internet of Farming Things – Hadi Michael

Hadi is a digital adviser and software engineer, with an interest in making the physical world more connected. As part of the Mobile and Connected Devices team at Deloitte Digital, he has helped organisations capitalise on disruptive innovation in web-technologies, mobile and ambient computing. Most recently, Hadi has been working with Observant, to help build an integrated platform for the precision management of water in agriculture.

What BuzzConf Nights means to you

Great set of talks with creative and passionate people. Another great Buzzconf nights with very different talks, opened my eyes! Looking forward to the next one.

Adam Purdie, 3D-printing enthusiast

Thanks to everyone who came down, and a big big thank you to Rick and Ben for making this happen. I think BuzzConf is probably one of, if not the best tech communities in Melbourne and it was a real honour to be a part of what you’re trying to achieve here.

Angus Hervey, Co-founder of Future Crunch

That was a fantastic meet-up everyone! The speakers and topics were interesting, enlightening and actually blew my wee mind. Loved it. Nice work BuzzConfers

Priya Bhana, 10collective

Mind blown approx 2.8 times/min. Brb, going to study genetics, program a drone and buy a 3D printer

Dina Konto