new blag post: XMPP and the Internet of Things (Seminar wrap-up)
authorRoland Hieber <>
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:40:17 +0000 (03:40 +0100)
committerRoland Hieber <>
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:40:17 +0000 (03:40 +0100)
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+[[!meta title="XMPP and the Internet of Things (Seminar wrap-up)"]]
+[[!meta author="rohieb"]]
+[[!meta license="CC-BY-SA 3.0"]]
+[[!img defaults size=x200]]
+As I’m currently working to get a master’s degree in university, I had to write
+a seminar paper. I got lucky and the topic “Chatty Things – Making the Internet
+of Things Readily Usable with XMPP” sounded very interesting to me :-) As the
+title suggests, the paper describes how the [XMPP][] protocol can be employed to
+facilitate user access to smart devices in the [Internet of Things][IoT], and
+some thoughts on preventing information overflow on the user. If this sounds
+interesting to you as well, you should read my [paper][] or scroll through the
+[presentation slides][pres] ;-) The paper is licensed as [CC BY-ND 3.0][ccbynd]
+(of course, you shouldn’t use it for *your own* paper :P), the presentation
+slides are [CC BY-SA 3.0][ccbysa], and if you want to re-use it, have a look at
+the [L<sup>A</sup>T<sub>E</sub>X code][code].
+[XMPP]: "Wikipedia: XMPP"
+[IoT]: "Wikipedia: Internet of Things"
+[ccbynd]: "Creative Commons: Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license"
+[ccbysa]: "Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license"
+[code]: "Git repository skm-ma-ws1314"
+[paper]: /docs/skm-ma-chatty-things-paper.pdf "Seminar paper (PDF)"
+[pres]: /docs/skm-ma-chatty-things-slides.pdf "Presentation slides (PDF)"
+Apart from the matter handled in the paper, I also acquired some additional
+* Learn to motivate myself. The [Pomodoro technique][pomodoro], in conjunction
+  with chocolatey sweets for extrinsic gratification, seems to work quite well
+  for me.
+* Learn to use [Ti<em>k</em>Z][tikz] to draw figures in
+  L<sup>A</sup>T<sub>E</sub>X. I already wanted to use it for a while, but it
+  seemed complex and have a steep learning curve. It turns out that the
+  Ti<em>k</em>Z/PGF manual is very illustrative, and has an exhaustive index for
+  easy skimming.
+* Learn to deliver a good(?) talk. I recently discovered [][] by Zach
+  Holman, and apparently the tips he gives there seem to work and I felt much
+  more secure than on previous talks. Also: a lot of practice. And test
+  sessions. And I ditched his advice on slide design, I like my slides
+  with latex-beamer :P
+[pomodoro]: "Wikipedia: Pomodoro method"
+[[!tag XMPP IoT Internet_of_Things university science engineering seminar LaTeX
+    LaTeX_beamer PGF TikZ talk presentation speaking]]
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