I'm waiting to get the free expo code for the demo hall. This expo is not free, but if you are interested in going, quickly shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I might be able to get one or two people a last minute free conference pass. The hall has about around 8 or 10 booths with some interesting demos, such as 3D printer, 3D-printed shoes, Autodesk's examples of 3D printed ....we'll have a video roundup posted later. The conference speakers are interesting and seem to be getting good reviews from the audience, just judging comments of people who attended the sessions. Yesterday I met an Intel engineer who was making the shift from working on CPUs to working in the IoT group. He starts his new job on Monday.
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.