Big Data in a Nutshell

Big Data in a Nutshell

May 21, 2019

How many times a day do you hear the words “Big Data”?  You probably hear it from the full gamut of people: math people, empirically-challenged people, technical people, marketing folks, engineers, your clients and every time you eavesdrop on a conversation in a coffee shop in a business district. Speaking over people’s heads is a … Continue reading Big Data in a Nutshell

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Apache Kafka in a Nutshell

Apache Kafka in a Nutshell

April 18, 2019

  The Gentlest Introduction to Apache Kafka While “Chaos Theory” says the universe trends to complexity, a good engineer should strive to tame that complexity by providing the simplest solution possible. But “simple” solutions can still be too complex for individuals whose job it is to provide usable information to end users and stake holders. … Continue reading Apache Kafka in a Nutshell

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IoT Tutorial Part II : Control LED over the Net with Simple API

IoT Tutorial Part II : Control LED over the Net with Simple API

March 24, 2019

In our previous tutorial we connected our Particle Argon device to the internet, wired in an LED light and then flashed some code that makes it blink. Now we are going to going to add some functionality to be able to control it over the internet. Step 1:  Setup your hardware If you have not setup … Continue reading IoT Tutorial Part II : Control LED over the Net with Simple API

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IoT Tutorial Part I : Create a Simple IoT Device that Blinks LED

IoT Tutorial Part I : Create a Simple IoT Device that Blinks LED

March 21, 2019

In this tutorial we will create a IoT device using the Particle Argon Kit.  The Argon is WI-FI enabled development board that can act as a standalone endpoint or part of particle mesh network.  We will be using it as an endpoint.  First you will need to setup your particle device. Step 1: Setup Your … Continue reading IoT Tutorial Part I : Create a Simple IoT Device that Blinks LED

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Connecting to Nest Camera API and Getting Live URL

Connecting to Nest Camera API and Getting Live URL

March 8, 2019

I love our smart cameras but I am tired of waiting for rollouts of new features before I can use the camera. I would also like to store images and video automatically to my own cloud storage for later batch analysis with some home grown ML models. In this tutorial I am going to walk … Continue reading Connecting to Nest Camera API and Getting Live URL

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