Prototyping IoT projects with Node-RED

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NYC Blockchain Center

54 W 21st St · New York, NY

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Join us at suite 1001 on the 10th floor.

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There are endless IoT devices that can be built using Raspberry PI! While it is a lot of fun learning how to program and make interesting projects using the Raspberry pi , it can also be tricky to know how to get started.

One tool that continues to make IoT and industrial solutions easier is Node-RED. Designed and built by IBM, Node-RED is a free, open source logic engine that allows programmers of any level to interconnect physical I/O, cloud-based systems, databases, and API’s. Users interact with Node-RED via a browser-based flow editor that makes multi-device and multi-API integrations as easy as linking together nodes into easily understood flows.

In this talk, we are going to explore some interesting projects that can be built using Raspberry PI in a TJ Bot, which is an open-source project that is designed to use artificial intelligence services in a fun way! We will also be exploring how we can use Node-RED to drive the development of various other IoT projects in a fun and dynamic way.

By the end of this talk you should be able to walk away with:

• Overall understanding of Node-Red
• Creating flows in Node-RED
• Understanding of how IoT projects can utilize Node-RED


630pm - doors open, pizza, drinks, & networking
7-8pm - talk & demo
8-830pm - Q&A
845pm - venue closes

Who is this event for?

This workshop is for both beginners, experienced developers, makers, tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and anyone who is interested in rapid prototyping or is just curious about flow-based programming.

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About the Presenter

Pooja Mistry (@poojamakes) is a developer advocate for IBM Cloud. She works on expanding the reach of IBM's technology to New York City's developer community. Her area of interest includes prototyping with NodeRED and working with AI services to build fun and interesting things! Prior to living in NYC, Pooja lived in Boston, MA where she was working as an API automation engineer in the healthcare tech industry. She mainly works in Javascript and Java, however, she tinkers with Python. She is currently passionate about Node-RED and building IoT applications using Node-RED services. She is a strong believer in helping new technologist get up and running with technology and feel confident in their abilities to make!

John Walicki (@johnwalicki) is a Watson IoT Developer Advocate and inspires developers to build solutions with the powerful Watson IoT capabilities, Watson Cognitive APIs and IBM Bluemix. He helps developers create custom IoT and embedded Linux solutions for their industrial and educational use cases. John previously held roles as the IBM I/T Workplace of the Future Strategist, where he led the internal IBM Open Computing strategy, and as the IBM I/T Client Platform Architect, where he was responsible for the IBM internal strategy for Windows, Linux, and Mac. John established the Bring Your Own Device strategy at IBM and is an expert on mobile devices, desktop virtualization, and open standards. He led the open-standards-based Browser Independence deployment of Firefox within IBM. John was also a manager in the Watson Information Services Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. In addition to over 25 years of IBM experience, John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.