This year has been a mixed bag in many ways - from one side I'm mostly spending time in R&D projects where there isn't as much rush as in customer projects. on the other hand my focus has ventrued quite outside my usual speciality as I've been working with this "mystical" InternetOfThings (IoT)
My background is mostly in working with software and any experience with hardware comes from my days of working with cash registers. I was lucky to work with a colleague who was very good with electronics and enthusiastic about them so some of it kind of rubbed off on me over the course of years. After all he was the first person I met who was considering making his own seismograph - just to see what data he could gather from that - and that's awesome.
As I work mostly with Microsoft platform I've been interested in seeing any news about Intel Gallileo as it was promised to be the platfrom for development, more specifically what integration approach they would go as .net Micro framework has not seen big news for a while and on the other hand they had shown renewed interest in IoT.
This week I recieved a suprising letter asking me to provide my address and supposedly I have a chance to participate in "Windows Developer Program for IoT" and get my hands on SDK and dev board. In case that happens and the envionment they offer is more .net friendly than RaspberryPi I'll happily move there for my motor and sensor control projects.