The Initial State PiOT workshop was fantastic! This was my first time to program a RPi and the folks at Initial State made it very easy to understand. Integrating with their web APIs was very easy, also. I left the workshop not wondering how the Pi works but instead wondering which awesome project I was going to make with it. Thanks!
— Ian Lee, NashMicro

PiOT 101

Skill Level: Beginner

Duration: 2 hours

Workshop Manual

Workshop Code Repo

Requirements: All attendees must have signed up to attend through Eventbrite and bring a laptop to participate

In this workshop, you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of using a Raspberry Pi (booting up your Pi, using the Linux command prompt, remotely logging into your Pi, etc.)
  • wire up simple circuits using a breadboard (no previous experience required)
  • write and run simple Python scripts that will run on a Pi (no previous experience required)
  • build multiple live Internet of Things projects that stream data to a cloud service

Kits: PiOT kits will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the workshop. Details of available kits can be found at

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