Max - There are definately some downsides to Google Docs, but the equal access and colaboration are pretty powerful. Google docs still has limited compatibility with MS Office products. Another downside is that the Google metaphor is to share a document via email, rather than attach and send it. Sometimes sharing is very nice, but other times, I just want to attach the stupid document and send it over to someone.
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.