RIoT ED 2018-05-09T20:48:34+00:00

RIoT hosts multiple IoT focused education series known as RIoT ED. The goal is to help educate business leaders, developers, and engineers on the IoT economy, how to adapt, and how to scale.

Check here for upcoming RIoT ED Event Information

Lunch & Learn Event Series

To register for a Lunch & Learn, or to learn more, please visit our Meetup page.

IoT Connectivity via Alorium’s XLR8 – An Introduction to a Configurable Arduino Uno
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Join Jason Pecor of Alorium Technology as he hosts a workshop on how the Alorium XLR8 can improve the speed, performance and function of your Adruino-based applications. With an embedded on-board AVR and the Arduino IDE, you will learn the design methodology to create Arrow’s own custom Xcelerator Blocks for integration into your own design.

Calling All Innovators!
Thursday, May 17th

Think you have something patentable, but aren’t sure? Wonder if you should consider seeking patent protection for your invention? Don’t have a clue where to start?

Join us for this highly informative “Patents 101” workshop that will demystify the patent process for you.

What will be covered:

  • The practicalities and definitions of patent types
  • When to know that you have something patentable
  • The importance of formulating a patent strategy and why
  • The process nuts and bolts of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Timing expectations after a patent is filed, and follow-on action items to monitor
  • Your IP future: building a patent portfolio and why
  • A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

This workshop will be led by John Sotomayor, Patent Attorney and Co-Founder of SotoIP (

Based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, SotoIP specializes in serving startup and emerging growth companies in developing their IP strategy, patent prosecution, and patent portfolio growth and management.

John was formerly in-house patent counsel for high-tech startups in RTP, is a former Patent Examiner with the USPTO, and spent the first half of his career as an electrical engineer in the energy, telecommunications, software, and intelligence industries.

Architecting Scalable & Secure IoT Solutions
Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Join Gordon Blackwell, IoT Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, as he relays how to architect scalable and secure IoT solutions. He will also provide the inside ‘scoop’ regarding Microsoft’s vision for the future of IoT.

Learn More about Our RIoT ED Project

RIoT connects technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and professional tinkerers with a stake in the Internet of Things industry — and through RIoT ED, we hope to help these groups and their supporters learn new technologies and to create new opportunities.

Born from direct feedback from the RIoT community, RIoT ED consists of two different tracks: Developer Days and The MBA in IoT.

Our “Developer Days” provide an opportunity for engineers to touch and feel the latest IoT innovations directly from the companies building them. This workshop includes revolving sessions from 5 or more companies displaying their hardware and software.

This is for the hard core developer or engineer that is looking a few years into the future or actively working on an IoT project today.

RIoT caters a separate track for the business professionals and the non-engineers. Known as “The “MBA in IoT”, this four part program covers the overall IoT opportunity, technology components, data tools, and design practices required to be successful in the IoT economy.

Participants leave the class understanding how to scope and move forward with an IoT project.