Nairobi Energy Data Challenge: IoT Experimentation and Exploration with Pycom

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Spend the afternoon of Friday, 2nd December,2016 at Strathmore University Student Centre learning how to use the latest in IoT technology from Pycom. In this workshop, you will receive an overview of the Pycom boards, talk about the magic in the socket layers and give examples of how to use the LoPy, programming it with MicroPython.

In addition, you’ll look at how to connect sensors to the LoPy, program it to act as a nano-gateway and work on examples of extended WiFi range. All of this to effectively help drive data from the field to your middleware platform and ultimately front end applications where visualization and decision making can take place.

About IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a cluster of technologies spanning hardware devices, networking, data collection and data applications. It allows any ‘thing’ to be connected to the internet. This means that we give things a name, a job to do, and a voice. A name is some kind of unique identifier; a job will typically involve some kind of sensing of — or acting upon — the environment; a voice is a means of communicating. As an example, we could add a heat sensor to a chair so that it can report whether someone is sitting on it. If all the chairs in a given room were able to communicate this information, we could get a real-time picture of how full the room was.

To be part of the event, Register here.