Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Internet of Things Festival

Date and Time

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315
Jason Kridner , Open Platforms Technologist/Evangelist , Texas Instruments
Peter Hoddie , Founder, Kinoma , Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.


The Hardware and Software of IoT: A Product Perspective


We have two remarkable speakers, both widely recognized for their extensive industry experience and expertise with technologies related to IoT.

This meeting is held in collaboration with The meeting is open to the public.

Thanks to the generosity of Canonical, we'll have pizza served beginning at 6:30 PM.

Join us in January for speaker presentations, product demonstrations and Q&A.

Creativity fused with technology and the internet - together we will connect things.


Peter Hoddie leads Kinoma, an integrated design and engineering team in Marvell semiconductor. Kinoma creates tools to rapidly prototype new product ideas for the IoT market. In 2002, Peter co-founded Kinoma to create a lightweight, portable, media-capable, scriptable software platform. Kinoma's customers included Palm, Sony, Softbank, and Sling Media. In 2010, Marvell acquired Kinoma. Prior, Peter founded Generic Media to simplify digital media publishing and viewing with the first real-time transcoding server. For a decade previous, Peter was Chief QuickTime Architect at Apple, recognized with the title of Distinguished Engineer. While attending Boston University, he was a leader at the Boston Computer Society where he learned to demonstrate technology and lead volunteers.
Jason Kridner is Open Platforms Technologist/Evangelist for Texas Instruments, where he focuses on defining strategy for growing TI's open platform ecosystem for developers and customers. Jason is the co-founder and community manager for, designers of BeagleBone Black. Jason is named on 11 patents and has been programming personal computers since 1979 as a hobbyist and professional. He worked on the first wave of MP3 player designs in 1998. Jason will talk about his experiences developing BeagleBone into an open computing platform that is powered by a 1GHz ARMv7 CPU and 2 200MHz 32-bit microcontrollers with real-time capabilities.


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