The Bluemix IoT Foosball Table Makes its way to Vegas at Interconnect, Next Stop SXSW

The infamous IoT Foosball Table has been refreshed, redesigned, and now the highlight of dev@interconnect‘s demo area.  Our mission to showcase Bluemix, Node-REDCloudant, and most importantly Watson IoT connectivity, is well underway. Not to mention causing some heated battles during happy hour, with players demonstrating some champion-level foosball techniques  I had the opportunity to chat Stefania Kaczmarczyk and Oliver Rodriguez who led the effort to refresh the project.  I find out what is most interesting under the hood, and what is planned for SXSW as the tour continues.

Oliver Rodriguez (@Heres__Ollie), a NA Cloud Technical Evangelist for IBM, walks us through the table’s functionality, and how the team utilized Node-RED to create “magic”.

Stefania Kaczmarczyk (@stefania_kaz) is a Cloud Technology Evangelist with IBM, and we spoke about Watson IoT Platform, and how it was utilized for the cloud-based table.

 Whats Next?

The table will continue its US tour and making its way to SXSW in Austin next week.  For badge holders, come by the Hilton and look for the IBM area to play a game.  We’ll see you there showcasing @foosbuzz , the IoT Foosball table of the future.






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