Yes, the weather is a kick in the butt in these parts, no doubt but not as bad as that famous general Phil Sheridan quote would have it, who, after a campaign in Texas was asked if he like the country, he is reputed to have said: "If I was to be given Texas, I'd live in hell and rent out Texas!"
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.