Hardware adventures for software enthusiasts
Are you a software developer / enthusiast and do you want to dive into the world of IoT? Are you interested in creating your first (or second or third, …) IoT project whilst learning different ways to programme an ESP8266?
"Internet of Things, hardware stuff, connected somethings" are everywhere! Come and prepare yourself for the future and learn the fundamentals and more of IoT.
By building a simple prototype for a door sensor alarm, this session will guide you through 3 different ways to programme an ESP8266, a low-cost microchip with WiFi capabilities. Although software development experience is recommended, code examples will be given. This way we can focus on the steps involved to set up, create, run and test your first IoT project.
During this session you will learn about the fundamentals of creating an IoT project, as well as going into more depth with programming microcontrollers. We encourage you to work in pairs, but feel free to work at your own pace.
Thursday, 12th March 2020, 6pm
ThoughtWorks Berlin Office
AGENDA for the evening:
18:00: Open doors
18:30: Welcome & Intro by Jennifer & Ward
19:00: 3 ways to programme an ESP8266 Microcontroller
21:00: Wrap Up & Networking
Jennifer Parak, ThoughtWorks
Ward Coessens, ThoughtWorks
Do I need to be able to programme in C or Lua?
Code examples will be prepared, so you can focus on how to plan out your idea, prepare your hardware, flash the microcontroller and test your product.
Do I need to bring a laptop?
It would be beneficial if you could bring your own laptop, however, we encourage you to pair up with someone to make the session more interactive and fun.
Do I have to work in a pair?
We encourage you to pair up with someone to make the session more interactive and fun, but we will not force you to.
What if I need more time to finish?
We will be creating a tutorial sheet that you can work through as you please, if you want to work through the session at a slower pace.
Do I need to bring Hardware?
No, we will provide 20 devices for the Meetup that will need to be shared.