Presented at DevWeek London 2015: http://devweek.com/agenda#internetting-your-things-0d11784e-749e-4eef-a85c-d2e6a1aaab82
From big consumer success stories, such as the Nest Thermostat, to more offbeat monitoring systems, such as Botanicalls (which lets your plant call you when it is thirsty), your *things* are finding their own voice through small but powerful embedded microcontrollers.
The market for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables is exploding. But as a software developer, what are your options for getting started with making physical things when you’re more used to writing software? Luckily, the world of hardware tinkering has become incredibly accessible and you don’t need an electrical engineering degree to prototype your next IoT project.
You’ve probably heard of Arduino – an inexpensive and flexible microcontroller taking the maker world by storm – but in this session, Pearl will also go through a few hardware options great for hobbyist and rapid prototyping. She will also discuss the various ways you can get your things to talk, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.