Greetings and welcome to the latest issue of IoT Weekly News!
This week I decided to focus most of this issue on the more "geeky side" of IoT. I picked a number of articles around the development aspects that go into building solutions for the Internet of Things. I've also included a project on hackster.io that Particle is doing along with an awesome Kickstarter near the end of this issue that you will definitely want to checkout you are into WiFi and Bluetooth. We start out however with a really cool story about Stanford Reachers treating Autism using Google Glass.
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Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass
This article is awesome. As Google retools its Glass experiment, researchers at Stanford are using the device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. Some of the many different applications I believe we will see of Google Glass in the coming years.
Foresight 2020: The Future Is Filled with 50 Billion Connected Devices
Good article trying to give us an idea of the sheer volume and opportunity in the Internet of Things ecosystem. The article is backed by some good data and insight from IBM.
Career Opportunities at Digi
Digi International (Digi) is a leading global provider of mission-critical and business-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services.
Three Things IT Pros Need To Know About The Internet Of Things
This article is pretty good in describing the focus both from an IT and software/hardware engineer standpoint of where you should be looking to spend your time learning the vast space that is the IoT.
WebIOPi Inventor and Veteran Raspberry Pi Developer Joins myDevices
I find this article interesting, not so much regarding the move by this developer, but that companies are hiring "IoT experts". This is good that the nomenclature around what we do is showing up in job titles.
OracleVoice: Java Creates New Big Data Opportunities
In the area of big data Java engineers are still in demand. I might argue that while Java is still used in this space it's really the JVM that is king and developers should be looking to languages like Scala as the likley winner in big data systems over the next 3-5 years.
Google's Nest Labs Plans 'Top Secret' Project at New Seattle Engineering Center
Looks like Nest has something brewing out on the Pacific Northwest. Looking to hire another 100 engineers for a new project.
Are You An IoT Jedi? Join the Particle Alliance!
Calling IoT Jedis! Join the Particle alliance to build Star Wars™ inspired projects!
RedBear Duo: A Small and Powerful Wi-Fi + BLE IoT Board by RedBear
In Search of the Low-Power Wide Area Network Standard for IoT
Interesting article on the various options regarding network connectivity for devices as more and more large scale deployments across larger distances are being planned.
San Francisco Launches First “Internet Of Things” Wireless Network In United States
Nice! These wide area networks ("LPWAN") are entirely separate from traditional cellular networks and are designed specifically for IoT devices for relatively low cost and can run for 12-18 miles.