@Duane: "The Arduino, without an OS, is far easier to use, and in my opinion, a much better educational tool."
Arduino is a better educational tool for hardware, I agree... but the point is that the Raspberry is GREAT for Operating System education: this project is more related with OPEN SOFTWARE than with OPEN HARDWARE.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.