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The Future of WebAssembly in Embedded & IoT

Had a great discussion on the topic of the future of WebAssembly for Embedded and IoT Devices featuring leading experts from IoT and TinyML. We covered topics relating to opportunities and challenges for WebAssembly for low-power IoT devices as well as the potential for WebAssembly as a “universal target” in MCUs. Thanks to everyone for participating. View Jonathan Beri’s talk on WebAssembly for Embedded here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oky3F…. Moderator and Organizer: * Rex St. John (twitter: @rexstjohn)…

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Remembering Intel Inventor Platforms

If you offered me a job at Intel I would have said “no” because semiconductors seemed, well, boring. That changed when Intel acquired my parent company, Mashery and then introduced the (now defunct) Intel Edison.  I am writing this to remember my time working on ecosystem and community for the Edison and the platforms that followed. The History of the Intel Inventor Platforms The Edison (released in 2014) was a response by Intel to changing…

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CTO Insight: Funnel Web Spiders and DNA Sequencing with Martin Smith

The world of rapid DNA sequencing has come a long way. I talk to Martin Smith about his work with Nanopore, building clusters of computers to process DNA data and venomous creatures from Australia. You can follow Martin Smith on Twitter: twitter.com/martinalexsmith for updates like this:  Not sure yet. We (@Hasindu2008) previously crashed our other NAS feeding this swarm. It had similar specs, but 12x HDD in RAID 1+0. Waiting on some SFP+ cables before…

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Best Practices

Extroverted versus Introverted Content

I recently wrote about my experience previously writing a lot of technical content. I wanted to come up with a concept which captures my current thinking about how content is best created: Extroverted versus Introverted Content.  When I focused all of my energy on producing “how to” type content, it was “introverted” content in my mind. Content that I wrote for myself (and the search engines) which was low cost, fast and easy to produce.…

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Write content to trigger conversations (and community)

For a long time I built and maintained the prior iteration of this blog. When I was a software engineer building enterprise mobile and web applications, I made a conscious decision to post solutions to all the annoying problems I encountered on this blog with detailed source code snippets and documentation. By making a habit of this, I reasoned, I could go back and find my own solutions to problems and also create a public…

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Building a mobile hardware hackathon command station

Software and API evangelism are fun and valuable for most platform companies to engage in. For hardware platforms, technical evangelism takes on an entirely new dimension: Developers can’t just take a single-board computer, module or other IoT gadget and turn it into something useful and fun over the course of a workshop or hackathon: They need bits and pieces, wires, components and batteries! While acting as ecosystem manager and technical evangelist for the Intel Joule,…

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