RIoT LXIX – Developer Day 2022

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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 Speaker:

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

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.

Amplifi Labs: The maturity of serverless architectures make them viable options for building complete, scalable products. Join this session with John Petitte of Amplifi Labs as he reviews the serverless ecosystem, example architectures, when they are and are not viable solutions, and pitfalls.

NC Open Pass: Transpare-NC is a project of the Open Raleigh Brigade of Code for America that is seeking to bring a new level of transparency and accessibility on key issues affecting public policy in North Carolina. Join this session as members of the Brigade discuss how a group of volunteer developers, coders, and others have overcome challenges to bring a new level of transparency to campaign finance (the dollars that fund political campaigns and how that money is spent.) You will hear how they have overcome significant data and other challenges and about their plans for the future.

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.* 

EDJX: EDJX invented EdjNet to solve the location density problem at the edge. EdjNet – now live – is a patented P2P Content Addressed Storage Network that enables code and data to be available everywhere, anytime, and anywhere it is needed. And with that, security has never been more important. Using EdjNotary provides a way for the developer to verify that the code and data executed on the network by a thing or a device or another code function, is in fact true and has never been modified or altered in any way. Join this session to get a sneak peak at the platform before it goes live – find out about EDJX EdjNotary, IoT data and code immutability!

Axis Communications: Join this session to be introduced to Axis Communication and learn specific aspects of Axis’ video and audio IoT edge devices. You will also learn how Axis supports efforts of third-party independent developers and allows for the protection of personally identifiable information. You will leave with foundational concepts of Axis intelligent IoT edge devices, the role of Artificial Intelligence in IoT devices and edge computing, and resources to interact with the Axis Developer’s Community and access to the Axis API toolkit.

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.

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.* 

Ubidots: A growing perception among engineers is that predictive maintenance is an exclusive domain of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) experts. Join this session to learn how to use a problem-first approach to solve common maintenance challenges (both preventive and predictive), without having to turn into a data scientist in the process. Attendees will use IoT sensors hooked to a sample machine, and then use Ubidots’ low-code environment to assess whether it is performing as expected.

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.

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: Digital transformation isn’t just for the back office. With IoT, AI, Augmented Reality and related XR technologies, workers’ realities can be digitally transformed into intelligent realities. By making workers’ realities better, you make work better. Join this session to learn how to improve workers’ realities and how to develop AR and VR apps for business purposes with tools from gaming, XR, IoT, and the enterprise.

Spanalytics: Join this session as Mark Nichols and Stacey Mescher 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 software tools, and a little trial and error – all for under $1k! You will learn how to take ownership of data monetization, while also tightly controlling your own security and the privacy of your customers.

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.

IdeaBlock: Join this session as Eli Sheets, Founder and CEO of Ideablock, shows you how public blockchains such as Bitcoin can be used to secure your software IP. You will learn how Bitcoin Core and Git can work together to defensively protect your IP, providing a brand new form of safe commit during code development.

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.

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: 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 though 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.

Fourscore Business Law: More information coming soon!

CalChip: More information coming soon!

RIoT is committed to following the health and safety guidelines set forth by local governments and the CDC.  To protect everyone during these unprecedented times, we are requiring masks at all RIoT events, regardless of vaccination status.  Thank you for your understanding and your support.