@Garcia: About the $8 board... must the discrete components be separately bought or are they included in an all-in-one kit?
My impression is that everything comes in the $8 kit ... but I haven't seen it yet (Caleb has dropped one tnto the post to me -- it should arrive on Monday -- so email me on Tuesday to ask me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.