DevOps for Dishwashers - Continuous Delivery for the Internet of Things (Invited Speaker)

location_city Brisbane schedule Sep 29th 11:00 - 11:30 AM AEST place Z303 people 11 Interested

The Internet of Things is undeniably here. In the last year we have heard tell of of security cameras, dishwashers and even ovens roaming the internet unsupervised. As a consultant and writer about the Internet of Things, I have worked to bring my experience from 20 years in manufacturing and internet security to the IoT world. This presentation will cover the tools and techniques I use to build secure, reliable and rapidly updatable IoT devices. The techniques covered are applicable to both the simplest embedded devices with no general-purpose OS, and more powerful devices running Linux or Windows.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Part 1, architecture and coding:

  • Using containers (docker) in the embedded world (and simple equivalents for less capable platforms)
  • Applying Continuous Integration and automated testing to embedded devices

Part 2, deployment and maintenance:

  • Using the open-source SaltStack platform to provision IoT devices. I introduce a framework ( which has been developed for use in my IoT projects
  • Examples of using cloud frameworks for IoT management: Amazon AWS,, Google Android Things

Part 3, Monitoring, Command and Control:

  • Tracking your device behaviour with SaltStack and Elastic Search
  • Updating your devices in the field
  • Tips and techniques for device longevity

Learning Outcome

Learn about the Internet of Things

Target Audience

Engineers and project managers

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