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This past week, AWS has kicked off their reInvent conference; this year a 3 week virtual marathon. In the first week alone, AWS has made a remarkable 65 announcements of which 4 appeared to be relevant to IoT and Edge computing. …


Last week, Microsoft published the second edition of their IoT Signals report. Kudos to Microsoft for helping all the industry better understand IoT adoption trends. The report is based on 3000 IoT decision makers who completed an online survey so the results carry some significance.

Theses are some key takeaways…


This week I joined HiveMQ as their Head of Marketing. Over the last two years, I have been consulting with HiveMQ, in the capacity of their part-time Head of Marketing. Now, it made sense for me to join them full time and leave the consulting world behind.

HiveMQ is an…


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The Economist has recently published an IoT survey that looks at the business trends in the IoT industry. This is the third year the Economist has completed this type of survey so they are able to show some interesting trends. There has been some interesting commentary on the survery results.


MQTT has become an unqualified success as an IoT messaging protocol. However, MQTT’s publish/subscribe protocol only defines how to transport the data from the client to a central broker. MQTT does not define how the data is structured or the meaning of the data. …


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This week Andy Stanford-Clark announced in a tweet the 20th anniversary of the first MQTT release. In those 20 years, it is clear that MQTT has become the de-facto standard for IoT. …


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A challenge with IoT is the sheer number of different protocols and standards that are discussed makes it difficult to understand what protocols are being used. Therefore, I was a bit intrigued by browsing the Microsoft Azure Certifed for IoT device catalog. …


Each year Stack Overflow publishes a developer survey that provides some interesting insight into the broader developer community. The report is freely available and pretty detailed. For people involved in developer marketing and open source I think it provides some interesting insights and reminders:

  1. Open Source

A large majority of…


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Edge computing has become an important trend for the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner Group identifies edge computing as one of their top Tech Trends for 2019. Companies implementing IoT solutions are seeing real benefits of processing data on the edge, closer to the ‘things’, before it is sent to…


For the last 15 years, I have been deeply involved in the open source community. Not as a developer but as a marketer and community organizer. I have seen how open source has fundamentally changed the technology industry. It has empowered the developer to be the New Kingmaker, it has…

Ian Skerrett

I advise companies about open source communities, marketing strategies, developer marketing, IoT, and more. Head of Marketing@HiveMQ; Former VP Mktg@Eclipse

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