Talk 1: Node-RED
Node-RED (http://nodered.org/) is a visual programming environment for creating Internet of Things applications. It can run anywhere that Node.js can be installed, but is especially useful on single board computers like the Raspberry Pi, and cloud services like Amazon Web Services.
Instead of creating programs with a text editor or an IDE, you work with the Node-RED environment in a browser. And, instead of writing code directly, you drag and drop blocks on the canvas and wire them together. These blocks represent pre-built programming constructs, network interfaces, and hardware devices.
In this beginner-friendly talk, we'll look at getting started with Node-RED on the Raspberry Pi. We'll explore some basic programs and even recreate the CraftyBits project (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQFSW6nXbeo) using Node-RED.
Before joining Big Nerd Ranch nearly three years ago, Aquino worked as a software engineer for Monumental Interactive. For the last four years, he has volunteered for the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) on the sustainability committee.
Aquino graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science in technology and culture with a focus on computational media and cognitive science.
My name is Harrison. I write code, drink excessive amounts of coffee, and travel. I work at a fantastic company headquartered in Atlanta called Volantio where we make airline marketing less terrible using a good amount of code and a lot of common sense.