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Saving the World (Literally) with Ruby

  • Sean Marcia
  • 00:20:08

Two thirds of honeybee hives have died out in Virginia. Is it possible for us to devise a way of monitoring beehives in remote locations to find the cause? Enter a raspberry pi + rails. Using a combination of this robust hardware and software solution, we were able to successfully track, monitor and provide real time reporting on the well-being of hives from across the county. Find out how we used ruby, rails, solar panels and other libraries to provide insight into this problem.

  • Sean Marcia works at George Mason University where he works tirelessly to try to bring sanity to higher education. He also cofounded the Arlington Ruby group and helps organize the Ruby Retrocession unconference and the Ruby for Good event. He is working on saving the bees.

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