Talks

Want me to talk or teach?

Do you like the topics I am talking about? Do you need a speech? I do usually more than 30 talks, keynotes, and workshops a year on the Internet of Things (IoT), Inspiration, Innovation Management, Maker and Enterprise Development (the dirty work from JavaScript to C#/Java), Developer Motivation, User Experience, and Business Model Generation. I enjoy to discuss my thoughts and visions and I like to inspire and to share my practical experiences. Feel free to contact me (English or German). Well, I can not promise to make it happen, but I will try my best. Therefore, please send me a few details like date, location, nature of the conference, type of audience, are there any travel arrangements, honorarium, etc.

Current Ideas and Topics

Chatty Devices
Does mouse and monitor soon become a thing of the past? Will we communicate with devices in an augmented reality instead? Will devices still chat with us and not much more about us? Will they not rather know automatically what to do autonomously? Sascha does not just discuss these questions. He also shows how modern interaction and multimodal user interfaces can be integrated into your own connected applications using technologies such as Amazon Echo, Google Home and Microsoft Cortana.

My Minecraft-Smart-Home: Prototyping the Internet of Uncanny Things
Software and everyday objects are becoming increasingly “smarter”, take over more “responsibility” and know more and more about us. But what does that mean for developers and what impact does this have on the user? How do we convey the understanding and competence? Sascha covers IoT challenges and inspires with creepy examples. He also introduces a prototypic approach for hardware and software ideation based on visual programming and games like Minecraft. Of course, it is shown that this pragmatic approach is also suitable for professional projects using IoT platforms and smart home solutions.

The Physical Web: Context is King!
It’s no longer just about digitizing our environment. It’s rather about ubiquitous computing. Almost all everyday things will turn into connected devices soon. This “Internet of Things” allows the Web to be physically tangible. But what is the value, and how can one prevent IoT applications which just seem to be only more complicated than conventional solutions. Sascha will discuss the purpose and guide you through this complex topic showing inspiring solutions, tips from practice, and code samples in a variety of technologies from simple Bluetooth Beacons to more sophisticated IoT platforms.

October 2017

2017-10-25 – 2017-10-26
(TBC) EclipseCon Europe, Ludwigsburg

2017-10-16
(TBC) UX Heads, Dortmund

2017-10-16
(TBC) Bitkom, Nuremberg
Usability and User Experience

2017-10-09 – 2017-10-11
World Usability Congress, Graz
Workshop “Value Innovation Prototyping for the Internet of Things”
http://www.worldusabilitycongress.com/

2017-10-05
(TBC) #iotcamp, Highlight Towers Munich

September 2017

2017-09-21
(TBC) Bitkom Forum Software 2017, Frankfurt

2017-09-10 – 2017-09-13
(TBC) Mensch und Computer, Regensburg

2017-09-06 – 2017-09-08
(TBC) solutions.hamburg

August 2017

2017-08-25 – 2017-08-27
(TBC) Maker Faire, Hannover

June 2017

2017-06-21 – 2017-06-22
EclipseCon France, Toulouse

2017-06-09 – 2017-06-11
(TBC) Maker Faire, Berlin

2017-06-01
Bitkom, Cologne
Conversational UX – von Chat bis Bot, von GUI bis VUI
Xing

Mai 2017

2017-05-17 – 2017-05-19
DevDays, Vilnius (Lithuania)
http://devdays.lt/

2017-05-12 – 2017-05-13
.Net Day Franken, Nuremberg
http://dotnet-day-franken.de/

April 2017

2017-04-06 – 2017-04-07
MVP Community Connection (MCC), München

2017-04-05
Smart 2017, Budapest
http://smconf.hu/

March 2017

2017-03-29 – 2017-03-30
Codemotion, Tel Aviv
http://www.codemotionworld.com/

2017-03-25 – 2017-03-26
MobCom, Sofia
http://mobcon.com/

2017-03-14 – 2017-03-16
Embedded World, Nuremberg
https://www.embedded-world.de/

2017-03-05 – 2017-03-10
Launchpad powered by Google, Düsseldorf
Mentoring

February 2017

2017-02-16 – 2017-02-18
MakerCon, Heidelberg
http://www.makercon.de/

2017-02-15
Bitkom, Dortmund
Paradigmenwechsel oder Buzzword: UX im Spannungsfeld IoT
Moderating

January 2017

2017-01-31
Eclipse IoT Meetup, virtual
My Minecraft-Smart-Hom­e: Prototyping the Internet of Uncanny Things
https://www.meetup.com/Virtual-IoT/events/236354890/

More Ideas and Topics

Toys are us – Interactive apps with Gadgets (DiY)

Beyond Mobile: Super Natural Interaction made easy

Voice dialog systems (IVR)

Developers: The great unknown

Disgusting code – How to improve your workflow and teamwork

JavaScript everywhere: Rhino, Node.js, Chrome, Firefox OS just to mention a few…

Crashcourse JavaScript – From zero to hero

Inventor’s Kit – An overview (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, .Net Gadgeteer and alike)

Electricity doesn´t hurt – 101 course for designer and developer starting M2M (prototyping)

Interactivity and Connectivity: Available connectivity networks and interaction channels and their dependencies

Archive

1998 – 2016