Sascha Wolter (http://wolter.biz) is a professional developer and user experience enthusiast with passion for the Internet of Things in all flavors. He also works as a consultant, trainer, lecturer, speaker, and author who focusses on understanding, innovation and value.
Sascha is Google Developer Expert for IoT (GDE) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). As such he is committed to the interests of all kinds of developers, users, and prosumers. After organizing internationally renowned events like beyond tellerrand from 2001 to 2011, he is now board member of the Usability & User Experience committee at the federal association BITKOM.
When he is not tinkering with new soft- and hardware for Deutsche Telekom AG – Connected Home, he likes discovering the world together with his kids in an odd way.
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.