A special Microsoft Azure and IoT workshop with Jim Bennett

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Skills Matter, CodeNode

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB · London

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Skills Matter is close by Moorgate and at the back of Liverpool Street station.

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***Please, please read the full details of this special workshop, when signing up.***

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This event has a positive ticketing policy to encourage women in tech, our FAQ on the topic see https://linuxinginlondon.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/positive-ticketing-policy-frequently-asked-questions/

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Get hands on with IoT and the Cloud

IoT is cool, and getting an LED flashing is also a lot of fun, but what’s more fun is connecting an IoT device to the cloud to collect sensor data and control the device. In this hands-on workshop we will do just that!

For this workshop you’ll be provided with an IoT dev kit packed with sensors and taught how to connect it to VSCode to program it.

We’ll configure these boards to connect to the cloud and work on uploading sensor data which can be retrieved using some simple serverless code in your choice of programming language. Next we’ll see how to control these boards by synchronizing configuration from the cloud down to the device.

There will even be give-aways, with a few lucky attendees being able to take their dev kit home with them!

We are very friendly and positively encourage people to work in pairs or teams.

Numbers are strictly limited on this workshop by virtue of our venue, the seating arrangements and the physical pieces of equipment (~40).

Prerequisites (things that should be done before the workshop):

• Participants should bring along a laptop with VSCode installed, the Azure IoT Device Workbench extension (Mac, Windows or Ubuntu).
•The Arduino IDE installed from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software.
NOTE – for Windows do NOT install this from the Windows Store.
Instead use the Windows installer, for Windows XP and up link (https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.8.8-windows.exe)
• An Azure account – the free account is perfect for this if you don’t have an account already https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/free/?WT.mc_id=mxchip-workshop-jabenn

Nice to have: Pen and paper.
The GitHub Repos, please study **before** the event:
To help get started quickly, the attendees need to install the software in the README.MD:
They also should install the VSCode extensions listed in the second step:

Get your Skills Matter code here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11704-linuxing-in-london

18:30 Doors open.
18:40 Everyone seated
18:45 Introduction by Brian Byrne
18:50 Get hands on with IoT and the Cloud part 1 with Jim Bennett
19:30 Food break
19:40 Everyone seated
19:45 Get hands on with IoT and the Cloud part 2 with Jim Bennett
20:30 Quick Q&A and wrap up.
20:35 Free raffle.
20:45 Finish up and off to Skills Matter bar for a soft drink

Lovely food thanks to Microsoft, vegans and vegetarians catered for.

Get your Skills Matter code: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11704-linuxing-in-london
[Please do read our code of conduct, by attending you are agreeing to be bound by it.
https://linuxinginlondon.wordpress.com/code-of-conduct-2017/ ]
We have started a Linuxing In London project to get Linux laptops into the hands of aspiring developers.

If you know of anyone who has kit (old laptops, etc.) which can be reused into Linux systems then please contact Brian at [masked]

We have given away 3 nice Linux laptops to #womenintech (for free) and want to do more, your ideas are welcome:)