Mark West

Mark West

Originally from the UK, Mark is now based in Oslo where he works as a manager at Bouvet, a Norwegian IT Consultancy. He is an avid Maker and IoT hobbyist, and has far too many projects currently in progress.

In what is left of his spare time Mark is involved in javaBin (the Norwegian JUG) where he helps organise community events such as JavaZone and JavaZone Kids. He is a JavaOne Rockstar who has also spoken at JavaZone in Oslo and the IoT Tech Day in Utrecht.

Talk: Building a Smart Security Camera with Raspberry Pi Zero, Java and AWS

A key advantage of the IoT is that it enables you to expand the potential of constrained devices by giving them access to the computational power of The Cloud.

In this session I’ll share the story of how I transformed a lowly Raspberry Pi Zero webcam into a Smart Security Camera (with motion detection, threat detection and alert notifications) by combining open source software with cloud based image analysis.

Attendees can expect a short introduction on how to set up their own Raspberry Pi Zero webcam and a demonstration of how I used Java with a range of AWS API’s (including Rekognition, Lambda and Step Functions) to help my smart security camera distinguish between an unwanted guest and the neighbours cat.