IoT Playground: Programming meets The Real World
Join us on the third Wed of July at the SYN Shop https://synshop.org/ in Henderson for a demo and talk about creating Internet of Things services, how to get started, and some best practices. After the talk, we will provide a ton of cool IoT devices from lightbulbs to locks to programmable drones and IoT buttons provided by particle.io and everyone will get to jump in and play around with them. Food is provided, and at the end of the night there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to demo their project, and we'll have some prizes for the coolest workshop projects.
6:00 - 6:30 Snacks, hanging out, getting settled in.
6:30 - 7:15 Intro talk on IoT and a demo project.
7:15 - 8:15 Workshop challenge. Create your own IoT project to solve a secret puzzle and win prizes for the most clever solutions. You can work by yourself or join a group, it's up to you. (We will have starter code and facilitators available to help out with any questions)
8:15 - 9:00 Show and tell. Anyone who would like to show off their project is invited up to demo it and we'll vote on a few projects to win prizes.
Do I need to stay for the whole thing?
Nope! Feel free to drop in or leave early, whatever works for you.
Do I need to bring a computer?
You should bring a laptop if you want to participate in the challenges, there may be some extras available but no guarantees. If you just want to listen to the talk or hang out that's fine too.
What programming languages will be used in this meetup?
Do I need a lot of experience to work on my own workshop project?
No, we planned the demo project and talk at the beginning of the workshop to walk you through setting up a project. If you are a little more advanced already though there will be some opportunities for doing cooler additional stuff in the workshop challenge for extra credit.