I have a varied career, starting with cab driving, bartending, then Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. I’ve been a software tinkerer along the way. That lead to starting and running a medical software company through its acquisition in 2015.
At the same time, I’ve been a trumpet player since my single-digit years. Music and technology had been waiting in the wings for the opportunity to focus on DigiBrass and the Tilt full-time. I am now happily geeking away at music and technology.
I’m married and have 3 daughters. My youngest daughter has two favorite members of One Direction. It would be risky to pick one.
This talk covers the variety of technologies needed to gain customers and build their success, including lessons learned.
The Tilt is a MIDI Wind Controller
It is played by a trumpet player, and produces music through a synthesizer.
What started as curiosity 15 years ago has lead to a successful launch of a product in 2022. Now there are dozens of Tilt players making music!
This talk will briefly outline that journey and demonstrate the Tilt. It will then take a short pass through each of the technologies needed to make the solution work, including: * device firmware and related sensors (C++), * companion-app creation (Swift and C#), and a * web database (Google Firestore).
Along the way, you’ll hear briefly about related technologies, including: * 3D design and printing for an enclosure * Printed Circuit Board design and manufacture
There will be discussion at key points about technology and design choices.
This will be a great opportunity to learn about creating a product from scratch, with some strategies to ease the journey.