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MQTT, a Protocol Standard Used for IoT Applications

Jun 15, 2017 | by Hudson Ludvigson, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Internet of Things

In my last blog post, we discussed the use of the Publish-Subscribe design pattern.  Near the end of that post we introduced MQTT, and in this blog post we shall go more in depth on MQTT. The motivation in exploring and learning about MQTT is that it is a standard used for IoT applications which addresses several concerns around the emerging IoT space; lack of standards, security, and privacy. Much of what is presented here about the standard can also be found across a variety of other websites including Wikipedia and the MQTT homepage, the latter of which is a wonderful resource for exploring the standard in depth.


Meet Our Team: Jacob Veal

Jun 08, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Meet Our Team

Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick.

Today I'm interviewing Jacob Veal, one of our interns, turned full-time developer. Read on to learn how his transition has been and his tips for this year’s ISE summer interns.


The Innovation Engine (Part 1)

Jun 01, 2017 | by Scott Berry, Vice President Professional Services | Tags: Agile

Everywhere you turn today, leaders are calling for more ‘innovation.’  Whether it is in business, government, or non-profits, everyone wants to be ‘innovative’ and create ‘innovative solutions.’


EntreFEST 2017 Wrap-Up

May 25, 2017 | by Matt Coventon, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Big Data

It's been a few weeks now since EntreFEST 2017 took over downtown Iowa City with the largest gathering of Iowa's entrepreneurial and innovation community. I was there to connect with like-minded people and get energized alongside fellow innovators. I was also there to speak to entrepreneurs about how to capitalize on trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to create more engaging experiences for their customers. This conference did not disappoint: I met a lot of fantastic people that are pouring their energy into new ideas with great potential, I rekindled old friendships, and I learned new things from some top-notch speakers. So with the conference now behind us, and some time to process it all, I thought I'd share some of my takeaways.