dotnetsheff: Air Quality, Az Functions with R. Miles & Devs Just Wanna Have Fun with D. Bowen

This event will be split into two parts, Rob Miles presenting Air Quality, Azure Functions and Spider Eggs and the second half will be David Bowen presenting Devs Just Wanna Have Fun.

❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.
πŸ”‘ Password will be announced on the night

πŸ“… Agenda
- πŸ‘‹ Welcome
- πŸ—‘οΈ Housekeeping
- πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Air Quality, Azure Functions, and Spider Eggs
- πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Devs Just Wanna Have Fun
- 🍻 Virtual Bar

πŸ‘‰ Air Quality, Azure Functions, and Spider Eggs

Good quality air is important. After all, everyone breathes. But dig a little deeper into the subject and most of what you find is what we don't know. Is air pollution produced by local traffic? Does it waft in on the breeze? Are there times when I really shouldn't go out for a run?

In this talk I'll describe how you can build your own connected air quality sensor and get data from it. I'll touch on embedded devices the MQTT protocol, LoRa networking, Azure IoT Hub and Azure Functions, along with our Connected Humber effort to spread sensors over Humberside. And I'll even mention spider eggs and show off my "Air Quality Top Hat".

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»Rob Miles

Rob Miles has spent over 30 years teaching programming to a succession of students at the University of Hull in the UK. He’s a Microsoft MVP with a passion for programming, C# and creating new things. He's written a few books over the years, and coloured in a lot more.

If he had any spare time he’d spend it writing even more code. He loves making programs and then running them to see what happens. He reckons that programming is the most creative thing you can learn how to do.

Having worked with many languages and platforms over the years he now likes nothing more than writing C# using Visual Studio, preferably for a small device of some kind. If there are motors and lights involved, so much the better.

He claims to know a lot of really good jokes, but nobody has ever heard him tell one.

πŸ‘‰ Devs Just Wanna Have Fun with David Bowen
David is a lead Service Reliability Engineer (SRE) at IBM and He'd like to share what they've learned about keeping life fun and interesting whilst also keeping things running. He'll chat about things like testing, Kubernetes and protecting your weekends on the beach.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« About the speaker:
David Bowen is a lead Service Reliability Engineer (SRE) at IBM

🍻 The Virtual Bar
Due to the current environmental situation after the online event, we'll be heading off to the "virtual bar". Feel free to come along, and have a chat, this will be a different Zoom meeting to the main event and the link will be given out on the night to stop "zoombombing".

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dotnetsheff is a monthly user group focused on software development, particularly in the .NET ecosystem. We welcome people with interests in software development of all ages and levels of experience. Please get in touch via Twitter (@dotnetsheff) or email (organisers at if you or someone you know may be interested in speaking.