IoT App Building Workshop

24 Mar 2021, 4:30pm
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Session Details
24 Mar 2021 16:30 - 18:00
Program Details

Deadline :
23 Mar 2021 12:00

Enquiry Email :

Organised by :
HKUST Entrepreneurship Center & LiPHY

Lights are everywhere. Everyone has a smartphone.

If all lights become smart - they can carry information, know its location, and interact with the smartphone to communicate these details. Isn't that ubiquitous computing?


In this IoT App Building Workshop, we will have a technology expert from LiPHY and an excellent coding instructor from Tecky to show you how Android and iOS IoT apps are built that can interact with smart lighting installed at theBASE!


Come join us for this fun and highly practical workshop!



  • The basics of Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications
  • How lights can be part of IoT network
  • How a smartphone would interact with an IoT device using a native mobile app
  • Tools and platforms to build a native IoT App that can run on iOS and Android phones
  • Hands-on practice session



IoT App Building Workshop

Date: 24th March 2021(Wednesday)

Time: 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Venue: theBASE, HKUST (Room 1520A, Lift 29-30)

Quota: 20ppl* (Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis)

Registration: Click on "Login to Register" (CAS login) on this page; new users will need to create an account with their CAS login before registration

*Confirmation email will be sent to successful registrants before the event


Pre-requisite / What to Prepare

  • Participants are required to bring a laptop with either Xcode or Android Studio installed:
    • If you have an iPhone, then install Xcode on your MacBook.
    • If you have an Android Phone, then install Android Studio on Windows/Linux/Mac Laptop.
  • Participants should have some coding background.



About the Instructors


Alex Lau

Alex is the Lead Instructor at Tecky Academy ( He is recognized by a series of IT Awards (ICT Grand Award, HSBC Youth Business Award, etc) for his professionalism and technology innovation. Being the former CTO of Play More Limited and the Technology Advisor of several companies, he has vast experience in the software development, project management and technology solution fields. With over 15 years of programming experience, Alex is proficient in over 10 programming languages (C, C#, JS, Python, React ...).Over the years, he had successfully trained 300+ students to become software developers and oversaw several corporate training programs.


Babar Hussain

Babar is the CTO & Co-founder of LiPHY Communications ( 

LiPHY Communications is a start-up from HKUST and focuses on internet of things (IoT) market by combining visible light communication (VLC) and Bluetooth in smart LEDs to enable location based services for retail and enterprise.



Based on the learning and skills developed in the workshop, there will also be a competition (whose details will be announced later) which will provide you a unique learning experience and many exciting prizes and opportunities! Grab the chance and find out more in the sharing session!