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It's been way too long, but the next in the series of IoT "Build-along-at-home" videos is done. In this edition I will show you the "Hello World" project for interacting with the IO ports on your Raspberry Pi. Please click here to watch the video and as always, comments and questions are appreciated and welcomed! Watch the video on YouTube here if you prefer! Also, it is in the video, but my GitHub library of code for all the projects we will be doing in the video series can be found here: Git Hub Repository If you are the type (like me) who just likes to figure stuff out on their own, I have heavily commented the code for you so you can get started quickly without the video, but it will help you with the hardware assemblies! Also I am already working on the next projects, using the moisture sensor (the original project), and another future project using a sound sen... (more)

The IoT for the Rest of Us: It's Alive | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M

Welcome back to our series on building out our own IoT projects and discovering the underlying tech and principals that make up the industrial internet and IoT.  In this video session we will assemble, boot, and configure our Raspberry Pi 3 and lay the foundation of all the IoT projects we will build. You can view the video on my YouTube Channel here. I wanted to add a couple of things I learned after recording, that didn't make it into this video but should have. After you get your Raspberry Pi running, the first thing you should do is open the terminal window, and execute the... (more)

Taking Back IT - DevOps: Part 3 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

In my last post I spoke about the concept that Operations needs to understand and embrace the ____ as a service model (viewable here). The concept is difficult, but the reason it has to happen is that it is the most core tenant of DevOps, and it is the only way organizations will be able to truly drive digital transformation.  This matters more than ever, because in the new digital wasteland we live in,  failing to transform is agreeing to die. Transform or Die That sounds a bit heavy handed, but it has a lot of logic behind it for the operator and for all of us trying to take bac... (more)

The 'Big' Fallacy of Big Data | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you've been hearing about the world of Big Data nonstop. Big Data promises fortune and power to those that can wield the somewhat mystical and often nebulous power of "Big Data". Unfortunately for the rest of us mere mortals Big Data is built on an out-right lie that is both pernicious and unfortunate. It's hiding right there in plain sight in the name itself. The word, BIG. The Fallacy of Big Data is that you have to have a lot of data for it to be relevant. The common catch phrase is: "More data = more insights... (more)

Unwrapping the #IoT, Literally | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API

Part 3 of my IoT series is finally here, and it's like Christmas in more ways than one! I have decided to move to video for my updates for the series, and the first video entry is ready. We will be looking at the kit I purchased to build my IoT rig at home, and show you the parts you need to get started on yours if you are interested. Enjoy the video! As always, your comments and questions are welcome below or on twitter. Chris ... (more)