The Internet of Things extends internet connectivity beyond traditional devices like desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets to a diverse range of devices and everyday things that utilize embedded technology to communicate and interact with the external environment, all via the Internet and without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
A thing in the internet of things can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and is able to transfer data over a network. Increasingly, organizations in a variety of industries are also using IoT to operate more efficiently, better understand customers to enhance customer service, improve decision-making and increase the value of the business. There are more than 12 billion devices that can currently connect to the Internet, and researchers at IDC estimate that by 2020 there will be 26 times more connected things than people.
What participants can expect from the workshop:
- Learn embedded system programing using Arduino Board
- Learn embedded system programing using Arduino IDE
- Learn to build an IoT Projects
- See a demo of a smart home system
- Join an internet of things community in Ghana
Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.