Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Co-founder, The Thing System, Inc.

Web site | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is the author of Learning iPhone Programming and iPhone Sensor Programming published by O’Reilly Media. He is a senior research fellow in Astronomy at the University of Exeter, and as part of his work there he is building a distributed peer-to-peer network of telescopes which, acting autonomously, will reactively schedule observations of time-critical events. On the side, Alasdair runs a small technology consulting business writing bespoke software, building open hardware and providing training, and is currently developing a series of iPhone applications to monitor and manage cloud based services and distributed sensor networks.

Sessions

Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
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The iPhone platform is surprisingly powerful, capable of performing fairly advanced feats of computer-vision in (near to) real-time. The talk walks attendees through the procedure of cross-compiling the OpenCV computer vision library for the iPhone Simulator and device hardware, and building a simple application to perform face recognition using the iPhone's camera. Read more.
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