I've been going to ESC every year since 2007 using a Cheapskate Pass. I'm quasi-local, so I usually only do a single day. This year ESC day is Wednesday so I can hear Bunnie Huang and smell Max's bacon-and-beer session.
One of the advantages of the Cheapskate Pass is that figuring out what sessions to attend is pretty quick. But this year they're giving me a one-class pass! Now I have to look through all those other sessions. Riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice!
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.