.NET Developer? You're an IoT Developer Too!
These days, few things get me more excited than writing code that can control something, anything, in the physical world. Whether it’s working with a match-lighting servo to ignite my campfire, modding some LED strips to light up my tent, or using an array of motion sensors to remotely notify me of raccoons invading my campsite, it’s empowering to write Arduino or Python code to build a connected IoT project. But I've always had this nagging feeling, like how I’d prefer to use the languages, IDEs, and skills I've honed during my years as a .NET developer. Enter the world of the "tiny" .NET frameworks! Using the .NET nanoFramework or TinyCLR, we can build low-power apps on constrained devices like tiny microcontrollers, using the same C# and Visual Studio we know and love. In this session, we’ll walk through the tiny .NET frameworks, blink some “Hello World” LEDs, and see examples of how .NET developers can build connected applications for the Internet of Things.