Mark Wolfe


CTO at Ninja Blocks, Co-organiser of Melbourne Go User Group

Mark Wolfe is CTO at Ninja Blocks, an Australian startup based in Sydney which has been shipping a hacker friendly IoT product for the last couple of years. He has been working in the software industry for the last 15 years, mostly building software and solutions for customers in the Telecommunications and Government sectors.

Mark has been an open source developer for many years, having written and contributed to a wide array of projects, mostly around Linux, messaging and distributed systems.

Currently he is also co-organiser of the Melbourne go users group, which he speaks at regularly.

YOW! Connected 2014 Melbourne

Using Bluetooth Low Energy for Location?


For some time now the proponents of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) have promised this technology will deliver cheap and simple solution for locating “things” within an indoor space. There have been many attempts at this, with mixed results, now Apple has introduced the much heralded iBeacon does this mean it is ready for consumers?

In this talk I will dig into what BLE is and how it can be used to provide location indoors, then move onto some of the experience we have had using it at Ninja Blocks, what worked, what didn’t, and how we are planning on using this technology in our products.