I also took a look at the Intel IoT Gateway. For those of you not in the know, IoT stands for Internet of Things. The Intel IoT Gateway is a wireless router that fits between the edge devices and the cloud. My first thought was, “Hey, this is just a wireless router.” Talking to the gentleman hosting the demo, my future boss, I realized the gateway is much more than just a gateway/wireless router.
Another set of booths and activities that I found engaging were those that concerned 3-D printing. I do not own nor have I used a 3-D printer, though I did sit through a 90 min class at the HacKid Conference with my daughter a couple of years ago. That 3-D printer was a small home hobbyist printer and the lab reeked with several less than healthy chemical smells including acetone. Nevertheless, my daughter asked for one for Christmas (which we did not get her) along with a Raspberry Pi (which we did).
Now where did I leave off? Let us see, I was talking about IDF14 (Intel Developer’s Forum 2014). Ah, now I recall. I want to talk about the IoT (Internet of Things) sessions, particularly the labs.
I attended IDF14 (Intel Developers Forum 2014). I was invited because I achieved something called “Black Belt” status this year, meaning that someone believes that I have a certain modicum of influence within the scale developer community. Personally, achieving this status evokes equal mixtures of pride, self-consciousness and an “ah shucks”.