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EuroPython 2015 - Python and Internet of Things

I've been working in area of IoT for quite some time, and at Azoi we use Python extensively. Looking at usage of Python on micro-controller, I realised that it's not used as much as in other areas. I've had very good experience going with Python. I've got some exposure with micro controller and think it assists you to rapidly build prototype involving hardware.

I applied for a talk on Internet of Things with Python to spread some awareness around this and it was selected along with another talk by my colleague Bhaumik Shukla and one more by Hitul Mistry. Out of all all submissions, there were total 4 selection out of which 3 were from my team at Azoi. It was also my first major talk at a large conference like EuroPython. I was both nervous and excited as the same time and since I was going to Bilbao, Spain for conference, I thought its a great opportunity to explore other cities as well :-)

Bhaumik's topic was "Python for Cloud Services and Infrastructure Man…

Reliance Jio: a revolution in India's broadband scene?

Reliance Jio Infocomm acquired pan India 4G spectrum in 2010, now is the time when they're obliged to utilize spectrum and launch their services. I'm closely following developments related to Jio from quite some time.

RJIL is aggressively laying fibre almost everywhere. They've also started public WiFi hotspots in few cities of Gujarat with Jionet branding and I'm actively using it. It was started on 26th Jan 2014 in Ahmedabad and was supposed to be free for first 3 months however it's Feb 15 2015 and the service is still freely available. Based on my experience with Jionet, I've seen speeds upto 11 Mbps however most of time it is around 3-8 Mbps, which is good considering that the service is free of cost.
I think there is a big push towards data driven applications, they're also working on apps like 
Jio Drive (Service like Dropbox, 100 GB Storage!)Jio Play (Live TV, with 7 days of content, more than 300 channels)Jio Beats (Similar to Spotify, Gaana, Saavn…