Back to School Syllabus: Essential Resources to Get Started with IoT
Guest post by Dave Okamoto, Senior Product Marketing Manager at AT&T Mobility
With September being Back to School month for the AT&T Developer Program, I have compiled a starter checklist for developers and IT decision-makers who are in the process of planning and researching an Internet of Things (IoT) app or product. Here, we’ll take a look at a few resources for getting started with your first, or next IoT project – including developer resources (articles, whitepapers, books, websites, events), and development platforms and tools to consider. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and hopefully you’ll find this to be a helpful resource (so feel free to bookmark it) as you embark on your next project or research into IoT.
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Internet of Things Developer Checklist
Articles and White Papers on the Internet of Things
Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT) – This white paper provides GSMA’s vision of IoT Services – The Connected Life.
The Internet of Things: How the Next Evolution of the Internet is Changing Everything – Cisco whitepaper.
The Evolution of the Internet of Things – IoT white paper published by Texas Instruments.
How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition – Harvard Business Review article.
Internet of Things – A Developer’s Mandate – Introductory white paper from the Application Developers Alliance.
IoT Whitepaper: A New Agenda Item for Enterprise Executives – Machina Research overview on identifying, selecting, and prioritizing IoT related opportunities and technologies.
Why the Internet of Things Isn’t the Same as the New Hardware Movement – O’Reilly Radar article about how cheap, accessible open hardware is driving the IoT.
What Exactly is the “Internet of Things” – Informative infographic published by Postscapes, in collaboration with Harbor Research.
How to Make the Most of IoT Data – How will data transform your business and what should you do with all that data coming off the edge?
Internet of Things Toolkit – 101 Resources to Navigate the #IoT – Published by Postscapes, this site is dedicated to tracking the Internet of Things.
Hack Things – IoT blog and community of startups on the frontier of connected hardware innovation.
Adafruit – Resource to keep track (and purchase) of information, tutorials, and videos on products such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and other developer boards.
Eclipse IoT – Eclipse IoT simplifies IoT development.
Internet of Things Council – A Think Tank for the Internet of Things
Arduino Blog – Blog on everything Arduino.
O’Reilly Radar – IoT analysis and commentary from O’Reilly.
The Internet of Things (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) – Reading this overview will provide you with a good grounding as to where this rapidly evolving field is heading.
Internet of Things (A Hands-on-Approach) – This book is written as a textbook on IoT for educational programs at colleges and universities.
Designing Connected Products: UX for the Consumer Internet of Things – Provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design.
Designing the Internet of Things – Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide.
Learning Internet of Things – Explore and learn about IoT with the help of engaging tutorials designed for Raspberry Pi.
Getting Started with the Internet of Things: Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud – This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects.
Development Platforms and Tools
Arduino – Arduino has both a hardware specification for interactive electronics and a set of software that includes an IDE and the Arduino programming language.
Eclipse IoT Project – Eclipse has several projects surrounding IoT including application frameworks and services.
Node-RED – Built on top of Node.js, Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things.
AT&T Flow Designer – Cloud-based visual development tool aimed at speeding the development time to build new IoT applications.
IBM Bluemix – Open standard, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running apps of all types.
ThingWorx – IoT application platform that allows companies to rapidly build and deploy IoT applications.
AT&T M2X Data Service – Cloud-based fully managed time-series data storage service for network-connected M2M devices and the Internet of Things.
Developer Conferences and Hackathons
IoT and Women in Tech Hackathon – Friday, September 11th at the AT&T Foundry in Atlanta
Dreamforce 2015 DEVZONE – September 15-18th in San Francisco
2016 AT&T Developer Summit and Hackathon – January 2-5, 2016 in Las Vegas
We’d love to hear in the comments below if you have additional recommended resources for the community!