I came to the MIT Enterprise Forums Connected Things 2015 conference to talk about AllJoyn and Interoperability; but through a series of humorous mishaps I ended up getting upgraded to sitting on a panel about IoT and Retail. My co-panelists were Mark Hill and the event keynote speaker Alan Messer …

I'm spending the weekend at the Hackster.io hackfest, focused on IoT hardware projects in Seattle. Here's a quick rundown of the first day so far: Lots of good ideas are born quickly and easily Everybody needs Hardware Hacking 101 Not "How to use my board and sensor kit" Software …

I'm posting this on my blog. I have retrieved it from a strange online archive of old newspaper articles. This is important for me to save because Charles Kolar, identified below, was my great uncle. There's very little I can find out about my extended family on that side of …

This post is a retrospective on a project I was privileged to participate in during Microsofts Makefest in 2013. The team I joined decided to build a Moodcloud. What is a Moodcloud? Good question! The idea was to build a physical representation of the state of the twitterverse and to …

The AllSeen Alliance's AllJoyn protocol is designed to enable the "everything" in the Internet of Everything to find and talk with one another. We've been working with AllJoyn for a couple of reasons: Microsoft is a member of the AllSeen Alliance We have Startups in the Microsoft Ventures Seattle Accelerator …

This week I've been in Cambridge, MA to talk about Microsoft's IoT solutions: Intelligent Systems Services, Project Reykjavik, and Nitrogen. It was an excellent conference, wrapping up Wednesday with a demo event where everyone had a chance to show off their interesting projects and tools. Thursday I spent at the …