Pfui. The only way to get started is punched cards, paper tape, and toggling in the RIM loader through the PDP-8 switch register. Them newfanged "glass teletypes" will only lead to trouble. You kids get off my lawn! :-)
I've never heard of gweeps. It must be a WPI thing, since gweep is almost an anagram of WPI. When I was an undergrad, programmers had Rasputin-like long scraggly beards, carried around boxes of cards, consulted documentation in huge binders filled with cabalistic incantations, and were generally regarded as all-powerful druids.
All that ended when you could buy floppy disks at K-mart.
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.