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5 YouTube channels IoT practitioners must subscribe to

Before getting to the point, let me briefly explain the meaning of IoT so that everyone can understand before reading the content below. If you have already known IoT, you can skip to the next section.

What is IoT?

stands for Internet of Things and it is often referred to as “IoT”. It is one of the buzzword in the technology field which is widely popular.

This term originated in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, a researcher of Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT. He used the term “Internet of Things” in his lecture slides to present the Auto-ID Center project expanded from RFID technology. At that time, he defined that any electronic devices that could communicate with each other were “Internet-like” or simply said it meant any electronic devices that communicate in the same way as the Internet, so “Things” means those electronic devices.

Speaking of electronic devices communication via the Internet, nowadays there are many types of technology used in those devices. And they always turn into “Smart…” e.g. Smart Devices, Smart Home, Smart Cities, Smart Grids.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular IoT technologies below.

Smart Home: Using IoT technology to connect home devices with the Internet in order to control those devices as follows.

  • To turn ON/OFF, adjust the operation, or check status of those home devices such as light bulbs, air conditioner, stereo, speaker by using a smartphone to control
  • Online and real-time monitoring of the security system via CCTV device

Smart Cities: Using IoT technology to display real-time result of security control. For example, a city map that can show traffic congestion levels, traffic lights using sensors to count the number of cars to process and change the light.

Now let’s talk about our topic. Recently the TECHGIG website has published an online article recommending the YouTube channels for system developers to learn and update news and information regarding IoT technology. Here are the recommended channels.

1. Microsoft IoT Developer

This channel offers the latest updates and news regarding the Internet of Things, interesting information of both partners and customers of Microsoft, interactive deep dives and demos for system developers. It also provides many challenges to help the developers learn the technologies or services of Microsoft IoT.

The content of this channel is divided into sections as follows.

  • IoT Show: New video is launched every week to update the latest Microsoft IoT announcement, product and features demos, customer and partner spotlights, top industry talks, and technical topics.
  • IoT Demos: This section shows demo videos of Microsoft IoT.
  • IoT Projects and Deep Dives: Videos to introduce and explain projects using Microsoft IoT.

The channel was started on July 3, 2014, with more than 1,547,779 views.

2. Stacey On IoT

Stacey Higginbotham is a journalist specializing in the Internet of things for major publications for two decades. Her work has appeared in FortunePCMagMIT Tech ReviewGigaom and Worth magazine. She is also a co-host of IoT Podcast and Stacey On IoT on the YouTube channel.

The content of this channel is about the latest internet-connected gadgets and discussion of various topics regarding IoT technology.

The channel was started on July 14, 2017, with more than 237,340 views.

3. IoT Now

IoT Now is a famous channel that covers expert’s opinions and Global IoT news in IoT industry. This channel offers many contents e.g. IoT videos, IoT magazines, IoT news, IoT experts interview. It was started on February 15, 2021, with more than 50,288 views.

4. The Things Network

This channel has a mission to build a global open crowdsourced Internet of Things data network. Here you will learn what is LoRa and LoRaWAN and understand how to use it. The channel was started on March 11, 2016, with more than 662,878 views.

The content of this channel is divided into sections as follows.

  • Getting Started with LoRaWAN
  • The Things Stack Getting Started
  • The Things Conference 2019
  • The Things Conference 2020
  • IoT Burstcast

The section titles are interesting, right?

5. IoT World Series

IoT World Series channel includes education, informative and entertaining content regarding the Internet of Things. It was started on December 5, 2014 with more than 264,691 views.

The content of this channel is divided into sections as follows.

  • Internet of Things World
  • Internet of Things World Europe
  • Smart Cities Summit
  • Smart Home Summit
  • IoT Security Summit
  • Etc.

Don’t you think these 5 YouTube channels are worth following? Let’s take a look and see how IoT technology has evolved. Your new perspective might probably be open up and it might further expand your idea of system development.

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Resource: TECHGIG