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How we built a truly Smart Office system based on Raspberry Pi

Last year, when Monterail decided to change their office to be a bigger and better-designed place , they decided that it should also be smarter. I was introduced to the team as a person who could make this happen. I collaborated with Monterail during the renovation of their new home and then finally joined the team.

The “Smart” part

Such a huge...

IoT conferences worth visiting in 2016

We’re in the middle of the 3rd quarter this year and, as always, it will probably pass by extremely quickly. So I decided to take a closer look at some interesting IoT events coming up before we have to get used to typing 2017 instead of 16.

Just Finished, recommended next year

IoT Poland 2016

22–23 September, Poznań Poland


Project Management guide on how to start a Web Development project with a remote team

How to make your relationship last

Starting a project with a new client is a lot like starting a relationship: you went on a few dates and you definitely like each other, but you are still distinct people with a different background and you have to be sure you agree on some fundamental things to make it last. Otherwise sooner or later these dissimilarities...

IoT with Elixir and CoAP part 2: How to easily prototype and build an IoT platform

Michał Podwórny

Written by Michał Podwórny on in iot elixir coap

We are back with the second part of our IoT development series. Please check out the first part for a brief description of the CoAP protocol and introduction to what we are trying to achieve.

Where we are and what we want to do

Let us first summarize what we have done so far. First, we have implemented CoapNode - an Elixir app that mocks software...

Quality Assurance Basics. Proper QA for your Agile projects

Why do we do this?!

People make mistakes. No matter how accurate we are, no matter how much we try, when working on modern, complex applications misunderstandings and misconceptions are embedded into our daily work. The key to success is to make sure that we have skills and processes in place to detect and eliminate those as soon as possible. This...

We’re looking for marketing experts to join our team 🙌

Update: I am super excited to announce that we found a marketing person. Thanks to everyone who helped to share the job offers!

It’s 2016 and we’re late to the party. For almost 6 years our marketing activities have been rare and chaotic including—among other things—the idea of Polish winged hussars branding. This worked wonders back when we were...

How to build a reactive engine in JavaScript. Part 1: Observable objects

The reactive way

With the growing need for robust and interactive web interfaces, many developers have started embracing the reactive programming paradigm.

Before we begin implementing our own reactive engine, let’s quickly explain what reactive programming actually is. Wikipedia gives us a classic example of a reactive interface implementation...

50% of 20%: How “20% time” practice mutated the DNA of our company in just half of that time

If we made a ranking of top corporate buzzwords of the past two decades, „innovation” would likely take the podium; Chief Innovation Officer seats were added to many executive board rooms across the globe, R&D divisions have been „recoolified”. If innovating has become a...

How to become a better programmer: Do Not If Else

Every young developer gets to know the most common rules in programming quickly, either by their own research or by code review comments. Write small classes and small methods/functions. Be SOLID, Don’t Repeat Yourself, Keep It Simple Stupid and a lot of other programming principles.

Today I would like to propose another way - one that may be a...

Speed up your IoT development with ready-to-go middlewares. Round two: Samsung ARTIK

Solid brand: Samsung ARTIK

After some digging around in an IoT R&D project, I came across this IoT platform which is quite clearly promoted by Samsung. They organized a contest at hackster for innovative solutions to be made with this platform. In addition to that, they’re giving away a weekly bounty for integrating new APIs with the ARTIK system...