IOT Day in NC will boast a full day of tutorials presented in three tracks: IoT at 'C' Level, Engineering the IoT, and Making the IoT.
A few days ago I received an email from my chum, Charles J. Lord PE, with a subject line of "An invitation to be the inimitable you!" Well, he certainly knows me well because this positively piqued my curiosity.
It turns out that Charles is pulling an event together for the IEEE and local IoT groups in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 30. Catchily called IOT Day in NC, this event will take around the beginning of IEEE SoutheastCon 2017, which is billing itself as "The Internet of Smart Ideas."
At only $99 for the entire event, IOT Day in NC will boast a full day of tutorials presented in three tracks: IoT at "C" Level, Engineering the IoT, and Making the IoT (Click Here to see the full schedule).
In his email, Charles invited me to attend the event and promised me a day full of fun and frivolity. Naturally, I took this to mean that an alpenhorn exhibition would be on the cards.
Sad to relate, this was not to be. It turned out that Charles has something else in mind -- an evening event titled Securing the IoT. This will be a panel discussion with a twist. This sort of panel usually involves a media-type host like yours truly moderating a panel of experts. The twist is that Charles' panel will feature an expert host (himself) moderating a panel of media types -- specifically myself, Rich Nass, and Patrick Mannion.
Actually, this works out nicely for a number of reasons, including the fact that Charles has often helped me out by taking part in panels at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) and I'd like to return the favor. There's also the fact that I enjoy waffling on about all things technology and IoT-related, and actually having an audience makes it all seem so much more meaningful (much like my dear old mother, the real trick is to get me to stop talking). And, last but not least, Patrick owes me a beer.
Based on careful consideration of all these facts, I've told Charles that I will be delighted to pontificate on his panel. Hopefully I'll see you there. I'll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. As I always say, all you have to do is shout "Max, Beer!" or "Max, Bacon!" to be assured of my undivided attention.
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting