Yesterday (technically today) I participated in an Microsoft Azure IoT Hackton at IronSource offices.
When I heard that several CodeValue consultants were asked to come and I knew I asked if I could tag along.
Microsoft organized a great event – good venue, food (Pizza!) and very talented developers.
We CodeValuees got to meet talented and enthusiastic developers and to help them to utilize these new cool “IoT” devices. And let me tell you - my three years worth of high school electronics classes really helped.
We continued hacking until midnight then each team got to show what they’ve created:
- an application that provides directions to the closest free toilet a.k.a “Smart bathrooms” (2Seek)
- Dog tracker
- parking spot finders (1st place)
- and many more that I didn’t had a chance to see.
In-between working with other teams we even managed to hack our own solution – meet the new CodeValue parking gate controller (Park-Value?) with permission management applications for the web, desktop, IOS and android:
It was an awesome event – we got to write code in JS, Python, something that looks like C (Arduino) and even C# (actually only Ariel). We’ve played with several controllers and connect resistors to other components (did I mentioned high school electronics :-) ).
I definitely plan to continue hacking using Raspberry PI/Arduino/Tessel/<other> perhaps even blog about it.
Until then – Happy coding…