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Harold Pulcher, Senior Consultant, Improving

Harold Pulcher, Senior Consultant, Improving

Harold Pulcher is a developer, network engineer, magician, woodworker, and part time grease monkey. He has over 25 years of experience working in the Information Technology space. During that time he has done everything from running wire, building infrastructure for numerous companies from the ground up, and building line of business software for many of those companies. As passionate as he is about technology, you might happen to see him checking his air reserve at 60 feet, whooping up a mean "free-range" fruit cake, doing pre-show table magic at the Improv, or making a nice piece of wood into a lot of sawdust so his wife will have potting benches for her plants.
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Get into IoT with Windows 10 IoT core and a raspberry pi

This is an introduction to Windows 10 IoT core. I will show how to set up the OS on a raspberry pi. Include live demonstrations of code running on hardware utilizing both input and output devices. We will go over how debugging on raspberry pi works, and how easy it is to get started in this field.According to some estimates, there will be 50 Billion connected devices by 2020. The release of Windows 10 core IoT has enabled the creation of the next generation of intelligent devices. In this talk you?ll learn about how the Windows 10 family will help build the next generation devices based on hardware like the Raspberry Pi, as well as how to extend these devices with new capabilities. We will walk through setting up the development environment including the desktop, the raspberry pi. We will demonstrate how to extend the platform to include support for popular Internet of Things (IoT) hardware interfaces. This is the beginning step for you to build rich devices from fun DIY home projects through enterprise level control systems.
Jul 20th - 8:45 AM
Jul 20th

How to use IoT and win a trip to China(almost)!

There are a lot of opportunities in the emerging IoT world. I will walk you through my inspiration and implementation of my winning Hackster.io project from the 2016 Young Makers competition in China.Want to win a ?Free trip to China?? Who doesn?t, but how? Come to my talk and will walk you through my contest entry that earned me a spot on the 2016 U.S. Semi-finalist team. Did I win? Did I loose? Did I even go to China? I will answer those questions, show the project, and break down all the steps it takes to bring the project to completion. Who knows you may have an even better project rattling around in your head just waiting to get out.
Jul 20th - 10:45 AM
Jul 20th

How to talk to millions of IoT devices without pulling out your hair

How do you keep track these various devices? How do they communicate information back to and forth? I show how to configure the devices, communicate in both directions, and how to test those communication channels. I will be using both simulated devices as well as real hardware for the demos.You?ve have heard and read about this thing called the Internet of Things (IoT). With all media hype about IoT and the new paradigm it brings, it?s easy to feel overwhelmed. When you hear about companies connecting billions of devices (you have heard that right), it can be difficult to grasp how that is possible. But there?s no reason IoT has to be futuristic, complicated, or overwhelming. Let?s explore this Azure IoT Suite and see just how hard it isn?t to start down that road.
Jul 20th - 1:00 PM
Jul 20th

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