A nerdy talk introducing the audience to the concept of encoding bits onto a radio wave. We’ll learn how to pack data tightly to achieve high bandwidth and how to recover from data loss without retransmission. The theories will be put to the test using a Software Defined Radio built using nothing but Node.js and a few radio parts.
Thomas Watson is a computer programmer, public speaker, and open source hacker. He works on Application Performance Management at Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash. Thomas has published hundreds of Node modules and mad science projects and is a member of the Node.js Diagnostics Working Group at the Node.js Foundation.