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We’re excited to collaborate with Edinburgh University on the IoT challenges they’ve set for a number of students over the coming week.

Together with sponsors Information Services and the School of Informatics with the new Bayes Centre and supported by CENSIS and City of Edinburgh Council as well as a team of lecturers and staff, we’re helping teach the student how to create successful viable IoT projects.

Specifically, our CTO Daniel is there to help multi-disciplinary teams coming from studies of design, business, software engineering and data science skills to develop exciting new products and services. He’ll teach the students how to program in MicroPython and network with WiFi, Bluetooth and LoRa, using the LoPys.

Daniel made this comment about the event: “I’m super happy to be here and I very much look forward to engaging with the students on MicroPython and the LoPy. I can’t wait to see what projects they come up with and how the LoPy is used for those. It’ll also be great to get some first hand understanding of what they think of our products and measure how quickly they can get up and running.”

It is clear that this IoT Challenge Week sets the students up for participation in many of the other IoT related programs and activities that help support the research, development and commercialisation of IoT platforms. This is where we see Edinburgh University in particular rapidly becoming a leading force and we’re wishing the teams all the best for the week.

Prize giving for the various challenges and ‘best uses’ will be on Friday with Fred and Bettina.

Follow the event via @UoE_IoT and of course @pycomiot 🙂