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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


Why Moodle for an Academic Institution?
This story goes back two years

I am here to share my experiences with Moodle implementation at INMANTEC.

History
This story goes back two years. When one of our faculty member went to Vancouver Island University with the students for the PDD program.When they came back my fellow colleague gave me the name of this software and told me that entire university runs on this software.I thought why not to experiment with it. I downloaded it and tried to install it. Initially i could not understand an inch of it, but slowly and gradually i got accustomed to it. I initially tried it to install in my own system on XAMPP. It was easy to install and work. I got accustomed to it very easily and at last you would  wonder that it took one long year to learn it.

Now, you all will be wondering that earlier I told that it is an easy software to work with and now I am telling that it took one year to learn the software.

Ha ha ha... :)

It was just due to many other engagements of mine. The time I started learning moodle I was course coordinator - MCA at INMANTEC. Six months i took to install, reinstall on different Operating Systems like Windows and Linux and check issues those might come. Then next 6 months to understand the features of the software.

I have done many experiments with moodle and at last I found that it was good software for an educational institution. I was astonished to know that it is a great software which provides ample opportunity to learn and experiment. This software made mine and my colleagues life easier.

As I started working with the software, it gave me ideas on how to solve the problems that I and many of  my colleagues were facing.

Some of the Problems

Toons
Source: Upside Learning Solutions Pt Ltd.

Problem 1:
When we teach students we use to give notes, presentations, online materials to students in their pen drives and this was the reason why our laptops and PCs were formatted every month or worse than that every week.

Problem  2:
I personally faced issues like when we want to pass an information to students we either use to tell them in their classes or paste notice on the notice boards. Students have tendency that they give it a damm on whatever is their on the notice board. When we ask them have you read the notice they use to say we haven't read it and some students even told us that notice was not their on the notice board.

We tried displaying notices on our website, but volume of the notices were so large that website was not able to handle this.

We always have to ask the website admin to upload the notices, again an Issue!!

Problem 3:
We use to give syllabus, lesson plans, rule books and other official documents in booklet form or printouts to students.

Problem 4:
Use to display old notices again and again. Moreover on a new A4 Sheet on Notice board [Sheer wastage of paper!!]

I had so many other issues but not to mention on a public portal.

Some of the problems are petty but when it comes daily in your own life it becomes a headache. They were for me atleast. All these problems were solved by features of moodle.

I will now tell what i had done to make moodle work for us.

Ah! At last I found someone to solve my problems!!

Source: Up Side Learning Pvt Ltd.

Moodle!!!

Great software Indeed. If you are an academician and would like to solve your problems this software that will solve most of your issues. It works well with most of the Databases and operating systems. I have personally tried on Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 2003 and Win XP believe me it is trivial.

There are many books, videos and documentation on the web.

Let me show you my work on moodle and how i had customized it for my college.

We call moodle as cms (Course Management System). The weblink to moodle of INMANTEC is http://cms.inmantec.edu/.

cms.inmantec.edu
cms.inmantec.edu

This is a glimpse of my work. I will explain you the features which I had used to solve my problems and the features of moodle which can be used to facilitate users of an academic institution.

Implementation done so far:

  1. I am using forums to be used as Notice Boards for our major departments. Departments those we had covered include Master of Computer Application, Post Graduate Diploma of Management, Corporate Resource Division (Placements Department), Bachelor of  Business Administration, Bachelor of Computer Application, Examination and others.
  2. All the resources like Time Table, Rules, Academic Calender, ALMANAC(Used to describe the activities for the session) and some other documents are displayed in the middle section of the front page.
  3. We also did customization of the moodle theme so as to be in sync with our INMANTEC website.
  4. For all our upcoming events and activities we use calender module and upcoming events block.
  5. For stopping people other than INMANTEC students from enrolling themselves to our cms with their own Email IDs we are using Google Apps for it.

Future work

  1. Integration of Google Apps for INMANTEC with Moodle.
  2. Integration of Facebook Module with Moodle.
  3. Starting a course in Moodle for Moodle Programming.
  4. Upgrading Moodle to 2.0

I hope you have enjoyed the blog and have understood the basic issues that we had as an academic institution.

Will be happy if you could provide some valuable feedback. Thanks for reading.

About Gaurav Parashar
Gaurav Parashar, an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (IT) at INMANTEC, has seven years of academic experience. He is a FOSS Enthusiast. Gaurav holds a BE in Computer Science.

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