Barry Tarlton

Information & Communications Technology

Programming Problem Solving Raspberry Pi Web APIs REST REST API Spring Boot

The Pi, Python, & Paintball? Innovating with Affordable Tech!

What do you get when you mix a handful of RaspberryPi's, Python, Paintball, and a little innovation? Come to this talk and find out! We'll take a look at a RaspberryPi project that was created to aid a nonprofit as a case study of the amazing opportunities that exist for anyone with the passion to innovate. This project used affordable maker tech to build a distributed game management system with text to voice capabilities, synchronized countdown timers, remote picture taking, and much more. All in portable boxes that hang in trees. We'll talk about the hardware, the software, and most of all the learning required and information available in this amazing age of innovation! We'll cover topics like communicating across distributed IOT devices, event based programming, building a network in nature, scripting pi builds with ansible, and a developers intrepid journey into electronics.

Barry Tarlton

MacGyver like Problem Solver and Tech Teacher!

Barry is passionate about learning, problem solving, and teaching. He believes that software developers are problem solvers at heart and the languages and platforms we work with are simply the tools in our utility belts. Barry can often be found trying to inspire and educate others both inside and outside of work. Whether he's MacGyver'ing IOT solutions together or leading a hackathon team, he loves innovating and constantly trying new things.

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