FITC Toronto 2016

2016-04-17 00:00:00 2016-04-20 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2016 It's Time to Level Up. Your skills, your connections, your passion: take it all to the next level with FITC Toronto 2016 - a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web dev, media and innovation in creative tech. Toronto FITC Toronto


If you are a web developer, you already have most of the necessary knowledge to get started in physical computing. This talk will show you how easy it is to leverage your HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills to interact with the real, physical world. It will look at the best (free) software and (easy to use) hardware to make this happen.

The strategy goes like this: 1) set up a browser-driven runtime environment, 2) hook up an I/O board to bridge the gap with the tangible world, 3) connect all sorts of cool widgets and 4) go crazy!


Reignite your passion for HTML, CSS and JavaScript by discovering exciting news ways in which these technologies can be used today.

Target Audience

Web geeks or anybody with basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript (and a taste for adventure).

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge. No electronics knowledge required.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. What exactly is physical computing.
  2. How much fun you are missing out on by not trying it out
  3. How easy it is for a web developer to interact with the analog world.
  4. Which software environment you should start exploring with.
  5. Which hardware platform is the best for a web developer to get started.