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Portland Square Building - Plymouth University
  • Nick Schwaderer
  • Nick Schwaderer

    Senior Ruby on Rails Developer,
    OceansHQ

    @Schwad4HD14

Talk Topic: Preparing for a Natural Disaster Using Bots

Nick Schwaderer is a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer at OceansHQ, the world's primary supplier of innovative and visionary solutions for maritime administrations and related businesses. Nick writes at https://schwad.github.io, the open source components of his work live at https://github.com/schwad, and he is also the creator of Mara.

On December 6, 2018, over 30 million people in the United Kingdom lost mobile data on their phones. From a developer's perspective this means the 'death' of any mobile-accessed applications. For a person this means a critical, and possibly dangerous, cutting off from the world. In the event of a natural disaster the consequences would be much larger. SMS-based apps are immune to loss of mobile data. In this talk, Nick will look at several examples of bot-based Ruby applications, and how modern software development can supply information when mobile data is down. This will start with everyday bot examples and conclude with the actual natural-disaster example. The audience will be able to consider front-end interfaces other than web or mobile GUIs for future development and will learn creative ways to handle data/wireless outages.

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Portland Square Building - Plymouth University

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