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MQTT - standards-based plumbing for the Internet of Things

Andy Piper (Twitter)
Location: C260
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This talk will cover the basics, history and “whys and wherefores” of MQTT, including the characteristics that make it ideal for the Internet of Things. We’ll include a simple demo incorporating (probably) Raspberry Pi, Arduino, sensors and mobile apps to show the power and simplicity of this protocol.

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Andy Piper


Andy Piper is a Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform-as-a-Service. He is an Eclipse M2M IWG Community Member and has been involved with the Eclipse Paho project since the start, particularly through his former role advocating the use of MQTT at IBM, and helping to run the community website. Andy has a passionate interest in Open Source, small and mobile devices, cloud, the Internet of Things, and Arduino and related technologies. He is probably best known online as a “social bridgebuilder”. He was previously with IBM Software Group for more than 10 years, as a consultant, strategist, and WebSphere Messaging Community Lead.

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05/20/2014 10:40am PDT

Why attend this session? The services we build on the web took the traditional RPC programming model and combined those with existing HTTP request/response semantics – maybe the Internet of Things is more about signals than requests, maybe an alternative approach makes sense?

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05/20/2014 10:39am PDT

Couple of last-minute clarifications! You’ll notice if you visit my attendee profile that I’m now at Twitter, not Cloud Foundry. Also, demos will be software only rather than hardware, happy to chat to folks about hardware options during breaks etc.