When I first heard about insurance companies using internet-of-things (IoT) devices to monitor driving habits, I remember cynically thinking, “They just want to find a reason to justify raising my premiums.” I have seen too many product companies that didn’t stop to ask the question, “Should we?” and instead only asked, “Can we?” This led […]
In my last post, I gave an overview of Amazon’s tools for building Internet of Things devices and discussed the unique features that Amazon brings to the IoT space. Amazon has a lot to offer, but figuring out exactly which tools or components you need—and how to make them work together—can be challenging. If you want […]
Recently, I’ve been hearing more and more chatter about Amazon’s AWS IoT tool suite, so I decided to do a bit of research to see what they have to offer. As with most Amazon development tools, there is a ton of documentation on these tools. But of course, the useful information is spread out across […]
I love the Internet of Things (IoT) uprising that is happening right now. I mostly spend my days writing software, but my degree is in electrical/computer engineering, so IoT technologies combine a lot of things that I am interested in. When the Raspberry Pi first came out, I got very excited and immediately began building […]
It’s that time of the year again. SoftwareGR is once again presenting the premier technical conference in West Michigan—GLSEC (the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference). The conference is on Monday, May 11th and will be held at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College.