How to build your IoT device and drive it with cloud services

How to build your IoT device and drive it with cloud services

Laurent Picard is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform, passionate about software, hardware, science and anything shaping the future. Over 20+ years, he has delivered educational solutions, pioneered the ebook industry, co-founded Bookeen, developed generations of ebook reading devices and launched a highly-available SaaS ebook platform adopted by major retailers. Laurent now enjoys inspiring developers with cloud technologies.

Based on an inexpensive board (Raspberry Pi 3), a couple of sensors, basic Python code and Google Cloud Platform, this demo will show you how easy it is to build your own home monitoring device. After this session, you’ll be able to DIY (Do It Yourself).
In previous professional lives, I have shipped generations of devices with an infrastructure built from scratch and developed over several years. It has been a long and laborious process. With this presentation, my goal is to inspire developers by showing how easy it is now to:

  • build an IoT device with existing technologies, using on-the-shelf inexpensive material
  • store my data in the cloud using serverless services
  • monitor my device from the cloud


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