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IoT is cool, and getting an LED flashing is also a lot of fun, but what’s more fun is connecting an IoT device to the cloud to collect sensor data and control the device. In this hands-on workshop we will do just that!
For this workshop you’ll be provided with an IoT dev kit packed with sensors and taught how to connect it to VSCode to program it. We’ll configure these boards to connect to the cloud and work on uploading sensor data which can be retrieved using some simple serverless code in your choice of programming language. Next we’ll see how to control these boards by synchronizing configuration from the cloud down to the device. There will even be give-aways, with a few lucky attendees being able to take their dev kit home with them! We are very friendly and positively encourage people to work in pairs or teams. The number of attendees on this workshop is strictly limited by virtue of our venue, the seating arrangements and the physical pieces of equipment (~40).
Prerequisites (things that should be done before the workshop):
• Participants should bring along a laptop with VSCode installed, the Azure IoT Device Workbench extension (Mac, Windows or Ubuntu). https://code.visualstudio.com
•The Arduino IDE installed from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software .
NOTE – for Windows do NOT install this from the Windows Store.
Instead use the Windows installer, for Windows XP and up link
• An Azure account – the free account is perfect for this if you don’t have an account already https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/free/?WT.mc_id=mxchip-workshop-jabenn
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A special Microsoft Azure and IoT workshop with Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett is a Senior Cloud Advocate working for Microsoft, and his area of speciality is Xamarin apps. Prior to working for Microsoft Jim was a Xamarin and Microsoft MVP, and worked all around the world building desktop and mobile apps using .NET with C# and F#. He is also the author of Xamarin In Action from Manning publications.