IoT on AWS, a recap

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Iot on AWS session

It’s been two weeks since Chariot’s “IoT on AWS” one-day conference and workshop, and the videos are now online. As one of the speakers, I may be biased, but I think that it went extremely well. I want to especially thank the Charioteers that “play-tested” the talks and workshop, and Jenn Rappaport, who as always made sure that the details were covered.

If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a recap. The day revolved around a “thing” that would measure temperature, humidity, and light levels; the sort of device that a building manager might deploy to track conditions and quickly identify problems. In the morning and early afternoon, we presented a series of talks on how to configure a fleet of things, make sense of the data that they provide, secure that data, and interact with them via a mobile app. This was followed by a two-hour workshop where participants could apply what they’d learned, and take home the sample hardware — a wifi-enabled Arduino microcontroller — to explore further at home.

For us, AWS represents a natural environment for implementing IoT data pipelines: not only does it provide a reliable platform on which to manage and interact with your devices, it offers an enormous number of options for working with the data. Indeed, it was challenging to limit ourselves to just the data paths we show here.

Component/data flow diagram for the IoT on AWS example

If you’re considering an IoT project, I encourage you to watch the videos. Each talk is only 20 minutes long, but manages to pack a lot of information into that time. We’ve also made the workshop materials available on GitHub if you’d like to explore on your own. And, of course, we’re here to help you with your next project.