This was a big week for Team MyThings. We had our first presentation to the Hursley “public” and it was clear that we had a lot of work to do. The most important thing that came from the presentations was that we came across as unclear in our scope.
The best thing about our project is that our client told us from the get-go that we had quite a lot of freedom in how we wanted to steer it. We decided that we wanted to target our project at the average person who might not have much experience with technology and would see the Internet of Things as a burden rather than an aide.
The Internet of Things is a relatively new area that in only just gaining popularity for more than just nerds who want to monitor their house while they’re away from home. We are seeing the Internet of Things become integrated in to our phones, watches, thermostats, doorbells, and so much more, and this will no doubt cause privacy concerns for many people. Our task as a team is to bring the Internet of Things to everybody as something that can make worries such as leaving the stove on a thing of the past.
We have a lot to work on between now and when we go to Amsterdam in September. Between now and then, there will be more expletives thrown at our database than actual data, more time handling the Extreme Stress Ball than our UI, and less rest than our REST-API.
And finally – a snap from our first presentation..