Todd Sharp

Camp Counselor

Automating & Monitoring Seedling Growth in the Cloud Using IoT, Messaging & Micronaut

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Salon F


It all started with a small project to pass the time during The Great Quarantine of 2020. I bought some chiles from the local farmer’s market (with proper face coverings and social distancing, of course), fermented my first batch of hot sauce, and shared it with a few friends around the globe. I had no idea the sauce would be such a massive success, so I resolved to build on that triumph in 2021. But this time, I knew that I would have to start from the very beginning and grow the chiles myself. Of course, this presented the wonderful opportunity to combine two of my life’s greatest passions - the culinary arts and technology - to ensure that my growth operation was the ultimate success. Join me in this session where I show you how I used a microcontroller, some sensors, and the cloud to monitor and automate the germination and maturation of this year’s crop.


It would help to know Java, but I'll present it in a way that will be useful to developers who don't!

Take Aways

  • Tech can be used to make life easier!
  • Fun projects are a good way to learn new languages and technologies.
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