Peter is the founder and CEO of Bug Labs, the developer of a suite of open-source software products to increase the productivity and functionality of connected devices. Bug Labs’ flagship product “freeboard™” is a cloud-based “Internet of Things” development platform that lets businesses easily incorporate new digital services to their connected products. Through Bug Labs’ services, businesses eliminate time spent testing and adjusting prototypes as further iterations are done with more useful user data. Peter is also a founding member of the growing open-source hardware movement that encourages the sharing of design specifications so that hardware can be recreated by others. Prior to starting Bug Labs, Peter founded and served as CEO of Antenna Software, which grew to become one of the largest mobile enterprise software companies in the U.S. Peter received his BA in economics from Brown University. Check out his exclusive interview with PSFK & HP/HP Matter here!
Dr. Eric Lima received his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering in 2008 from Columbia University. His research focused on the regeneration of cartilage and bone using living cells. He built custom-designed bioreactors for orthopedic applications. At Cooper Union he continues his tissue engineering research while bringing hands-on teaching and design expertise to the classroom. Dr. Lima teaches basic design classes that utilize milling machines, welders, lathes, and other large equipment. Students then combine these mechanical instruments with electrical components and computer programs to prototype their ideas. He is active in the open-source hardware community and is building a library of open-source designs for equipment used in a laboratory.
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