@geraldfryjr - Thanks for the Code::Blocks update, I planned to look into that one for this board. Code::Blocks is a good cross-platform IDE. I've used it before on Windows and Linux for AVR work using the Atmel STK600 dev board. Too bad the other tools listed are not available for Linux.
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.