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RIoT is excited to bring back Developer Day in-person at Wake Technical Community College’s RTP Campus! Developer Day is a free full-day professional development event—featuring coding, building, learning, and a career fair.

This event is geared towards those in the trenches, building IoT solutions in hardware, software and IT systems—but with multiple session tracks, so there’s something for everyone.


Keynote Speakers:

Keith E. Babuszczak, Ed.D., Provost of Information Technology Programs & Chief Campus Officer, RTP Campus at Wake Technical Community College

Anne Jones, Co-Founder, District C


Workshop Sessions Include:


Device Solutions: Cellular and LPWAN technologies provide reliable and cost effective IOT application connectivity in many use cases and areas. However, there remain challenges to provide connectivity to remote locations and areas lacking terrestrial coverage solutions.  Recent advances in satellite technology, radio technology, and launch solutions are enabling new satellite networks and IoT devices that are smaller, lower cost, and lower power than previous generations which create  sustainable ROI. Join this session as Device Solutions introduces attendees to a few ‘direct to orbit’ satellite solutions and how they may prove useful for remote applications, including agriculture and oil & gas exploration. 

* Device Solutions will also host a career fair table at the event. *


Instantiations: Join Instantiations and their guest, Toit, as they discuss the need for more productive, higher-level programming experiences for IoT systems. Get first-hand experience with Toit’s object-oriented programming language that’s specifically designed for IoT, and participate in a hands-on demo of this tech with provided ESP32 dev boards and access to Toit’s cloud-based device management platform. 

*Please note: Everyone in this session will need their own computer, and pre-installing software for this session is recommended.*

*This is a two-part session.  You must attend both parts.*


Wake Technical Community College: As businesses learn how taking advantage of cloud technologies can be beneficial, and even critical to their success, the demand for cloud-skilled IT professionals is increasing. Wake Tech’s Cloud Infrastructure degree provides skills and credentials that qualify graduates for a variety of positions in public and private organizations that use operating system virtualization, cloud computing, or data storage solutions. In this session, Dr. John Wetsch, Cloud Infrastructure Program Director, will share what makes Wake Tech’s Cloud program unique, as well as exciting news on how a recently awarded National Science Foundation grant will further expand both the program and student opportunities. 

* Wake Tech will also host a career fair table at the event. *


SingleStore: Join this session to build a data-intensive application from start to finish using SingleStore and Redpanda. Participants will use SingleStore’s managed service to run a free cluster. You will consume a streaming dataset from Redpanda using SingleStore Pipelines, process some of the data using Stored Procedures, and query the data from a Grafana dashboard. You will leave with a clear understanding of what makes an application “data-intensive” and see that by leveraging modern data infrastructure, you can scale seamlessly as user numbers grow. 

*Please note: Everyone in this session will need their own computer.*

* SingleStore will also host a career fair table at the event. *


Blues Wireless: Are you curious about using cellular in your next IoT project? If so, join this session to learn how Blues Wireless provides a prepaid global cellular module, Notecard, that ships with a developer-friendly API compatible with any language that speaks JSON. You’ll learn how to utilize cellular data access with the Notecard and your MCU or SBC and securely route sensor data to your cloud application of choice.

*Please note: If you want to follow along with the workshop, you’ll need your own laptop with an available USB port.*


Digi Intl/ AEM Group: Digi XBee® is the most popular and flexible module for building ZigBee mesh networks. The new ZigBee 3.0 firmware will combine many of the ZigBee application layers and will natively support dotdot, the next chapter in enabling smart objects to work together on any network.  Join this session to learn how you can confidently design in Digi XBee without having to worry about compatibility with future developments around dotdot.


SAS: With the rapid emergence of the IoT, which connects the world through millions of sensors and produces large volumes of data, the demand for fast and effective signal processing has grown significantly. For decades, digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms have been widely used in applications such as signal augmentation, anomaly detection, object recognition, equipment condition monitoring, industrial control, and many others. SAS now offers digital signal processing tools so that you can process and analyze streaming sensor data. In this session, you will learn about the DSP functionalities available in SAS® products and the usage of these functions through real-world IoT applications in the fields of healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and maintenance management.


Spanalytics: Join this session as Stacey Mescher and Connor O’Neill of Spanalytics LLC describe how they set up four networks in the IoT domain (ZigBee, Wi-SUN, Thread, and Bluetooth) using low-cost devices, development kits, open-source sorftware tools, and a little trial and error – all for under $1k! During the session, Spanalytics LLC will demonstrate how to set up one of these networks, and what to look out for in the initial stages of set up! 

* Spanalytics will also host a career fair table at the event. *


Tarolli Law: Have you developed an app (or multiple apps) that you believe might be eligible for a patent? If so, please join Mike Steel and Igor Ozeruga from the Tarolli Law Firm as they discuss the murky path for patenting software. With our present legal system in place, no one knows for certain what is and is not eligible for a patent. However, Mike and Igor will explain the various tests for patent eligibility with respect to software, and what you should expect going into the process. Additionally, they will provide real-world examples of software that was deemed to be patent eligible, and situations where software was ruled to be ineligible for a patent.


CrossComm: Join this session for a talk on leveraging HealthKit and Google Fit in your native iOS and Android apps. You’ll learn what you need to know, similarities and differences, what pitfalls to avoid, and what makes them so useful. 

* CrossComm will also host a career fair table at the event. *


Phase Dock Inc.: Learn what it takes to move your prototype into the field for test or small-scale deployment. Chris Lehenbauer, founder of Phase Dock, will cover the design process as well as environmental considerations for cost-effective, ruggedized electronics and IoT component packaging. Using examples from other RIoT participants, he will discuss the aspects of packaging you need to consider, including power, heat dissipation, moisture/condensation management, component mounting, and cost.  Bring your prototypes, products, and problems for discussion.


Klarrio & SAS: The session will begin with an overview of SIM and the SIM architecture, presented by SAS. We will then dive into code, starting with a software-implemented device simulator. We will then walk through the process of connecting a device to Azure, then investigate the process of setting up the device in SIM, next create some alerts, and finally we’ll look at ways to visualize SIM data and alerts. 

*This is a two-part session.  You must attend both parts.*


Exelaration: Have you had to dive into an aging codebase (or even code you wrote last year), quickly understand it, and figure out how to improve it for the sake of your own sanity? Dave Sroka will talk about some approaches and pathways to success for assessing and progressively improving your codebase over time. Turn your albatross into a flock of hummingbirds!

* Exelaration will also host a career fair table at the event. *


NextUp Solutions: What do you do when you walk in the door and don’t know anyone? What do you say to make a good impression? These are the topics we will touch on in this session with Amy. This will be an interactive, free space, for all to come, learn and increase your confidence! Talking points will include everything from networking, work culture, interviewing and professionalism. Bring your questions!


IoTerra: Pulling from the data collected in Ioterra’s marketplace of IoT solutions and services, used monthly by thousands of business developing products, Ioterra Product Marketing Manager, Steffany Yang, will highlight the trends in IoT and High-Tech Product Development roles. Steffany will specifically look in on the latest types of IoT jobs, discuss what hiring managers are struggling with, and identify how to stand out if seeking for IoT and Product roles. This workshop will be useful for job seekers and hirers alike.


Axis Communications: Along with an introduction to Axis Communications as a responsible member of the global business community, attendees of this session will simultaneously learn specific aspects of Axis audio and video IoT endpoints via live demonstration. Axis supports efforts of third-party independent developers and works vigilantly for the protection of personally identifiable information. Session attendees will leave with foundational concepts of Axis intelligent IoT endpoints, the role of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in IoT devices and edge computing, and resources to interact with the Axis Developer Community as well as access to the Axis API toolkit.


Dell Technologies: Dell Technologies will walk you through specific actions you can take to enhance your personal brand, harness the power of social media and cultivate rewarding networks on LinkedIn. These include: building your presence and expanding your influence, creating business ROI, and creating a human connection.

* Dell will also host a career fair table at the event. *


Fourscore Business Law: Increase your understanding of how to secure capital for your company including financing types, investor red flags, and how to position yourself for a successful pitch. Learn how to structure your company from the beginning (or as as early as possible) to make future financing opportunities as straightforward and easy for all parties involved.


Kaleido: In this workshop, Kaleido will show you how to build digital assets and blockchain-based applications radically faster with Kaleido and Hyperledger FireFly. These technologies feature a full suite of APIs and Services that simplify the plumbing layers of blockchain development, letting you focus on the good parts of building your web3 app.  We’ll walk you through hands-on-keyboard use of Blockchain and FireFly APIs and give you everything you need to get started building!

* Kaleido will also host a career fair table at the event. *


Datakey/Taitien/Transphorm – presented by Aurora Technical Group: Learn about technologies that can be used in IoT devices. As products get more sophisticated, the demand for advanced devices are required. In this session, we will present 3 types of components that can be used to increase performance and offer new security options: ruggedized memory device that is used for ID/authentication, advantages of GaN MOSFETs and frequency control devices. We will discussion basic features, benefits and applications along with other synergistic components in a verity of applications.

*Aurora Group will also host a career fair table at the event. *


EDJX will host a career fair table at the event. 


Developer Day is brought to you by the Wireless Research Center, our sponsors, and Dell Technologies.