The Internet of Things (IoT) concept is becoming a booming topic as of recent. We have seen many different platforms implement this concept, and Joomla is no exception. In this session, I will talk about some trends of the integration between Joomla and IoT, with how they have manage to improve the efficiency of data delivery, especially since it can just rely on the device-to-device to achieve this. This will include the impact it has on protocols such as MQTT and how it improves the overall QoS this way. I will also talk about future implementations within Joomla for the IoT concept, and how we should proceed with it over time.

Format: Speaking Session
Speaker: Renaldi Gondosubroto
Bio: Renaldi Gondosubroto is the Founder and CEO of GReS Studio, a company that promotes the use of the IoT concept in various environments for developing solutions that can solve today's need for efficiency in many developing ecosystems. His vision, which has been brought along with his company, is to be able to have an interconnected world where individuals and businesses can share that data for the use of the people around them. Renaldi enjoys creating innovations within different platforms to test the limits of IoT and to understand better how it can be used by everyone.
Business: GReS Studio
Website: http://gresstudio.com

Have a look through Joomla's new features from 3.7's custom fields and admin menu manager, 3.8's new router and through to some of the features announced for Joomla! 4.0 such as the transition to Bootstrap 4.

Format: Speaking Session
Speaker: Shayne Bartlett
Bio: A Joomla co-founder where he served as one of the project managers for two years, Shayne is an advocate of open source technology and it’s adoption in the enterprise and government space. By day Shayne provides consulting and solution architecture for organisations looking to get the most out of their investment in Joomla.
Business: Elastik Space
Twitter: @joombaya

Trying to get clients or stakeholders to see the need for accessibility is hard, people still see it as a lot of extra work with rewards that are hard to provide a ROI. However web spiders/crawlers are our biggest blind user on the web, in essence, a lot of what works to increase SEO will increase the accessibility of your site. Let's take a look at some site building and development tasks we can perform that provide a tick to SEO and a tick to Accessibility. If we can take this approach we can see that the cost of Accessibility is actually bundled with the cost of SEO and not an additional burden to the project. 

This talk looks at the state of accessibility in Joomla and shows how accessibility is intrinsically linked to SEO performance from a development perspective. We will also look at some new tools to help check and test for accessibility throughout the development process, and how we can add these into a CI/CD approach.

Whilst this talk is aimed at all audiences it will be focused on development and management of the development process. With time permitting and depending on the audience questions/experience level there may be some tech demos utilised to help illustrate concepts.

*All accessibility guideline discussions will be based on Australian Government Standards http://www.australia.gov.au/accessibility

Format: Speaking Session
Speaker: Aimee Maree Forsstrom
Bio: An old name now around Content Management Systems, Aimee has been around different CMS codebases and communities for the majority of her career in Technology. Her passion for an accessibility focus within CMS code started with her early frustration of having to teach clients Mambo Navigation System. Spending the past decade doing independent consulting on CMS blue sky builds and refactoring projects and occasionally working in the area of research assistance (Mozilla, Southern Cross University, University of Adelaide). Aimee has a passion for CMS communities, sharing information, supporting Open Source technologies and education.
Website: http://www.aimeemaree.com
Twitter: @aimee_maree