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History of IoT in Ireland – what it is and where it’s going

In the second article published on Irish Tech News Beth explains the Internet of Things and explores the direction IoT is taking.

We shouldn’t really need to sell the value of folk music to an Irish audience! The idea of being free to riff- and build-on what has come before is something fundamental to Irish culture.

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Open source is to technology, what the folk tradition is to music and art. It is the ability to build freely on what has come before and to share ideas: collaborating as a community to get further, faster.

IoT is just a part of the Internet, and it too is now being built on OSS.

In the first article in this series, Beth explored how the rapid reduction in the cost of microcontrollers and microprocessors is changing the nature of what consumer devices are and can be. 

Building your device around any one of the commonly available, low cost microcontrollers and suddenly you are in a whole new place. Not just the world of Linux, but the whole universe of open source applications, tools, frameworks, languages and general loveliness that surrounds it!

Read more on IRISH TECH NEWS: https://irishtechnews.ie/iiot-ireland-internet-of-things/

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Sinéad Redmond

Sinéad is a software engineer who can also speak people. This rare and invaluable combination of skills brought her on board at Togán Labs as the technical marketing person. This means Sinéad bridges the space between the client need and vision and the developer understanding and delivery of the perfect custom, fine-tuned end product.

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