5 Reasons Why Developers Should Come to Particle Spectra

Spectra 2021 is almost here, and we’ve designed it to be the most practical IoT conference out there. Here’s why you can’t afford to miss it.

Jeffrey Lee article author avatarJeffrey LeeFebruary 10, 2021
5 Reasons Why Developers Should Come to Particle Spectra

Want to attend Spectra? Use code “Spectrablog” to get a swag pack and a chance to win a $500 gift card when you register for free here

This year, Spectra is back, and we have designed it to be the most practical IoT conference out there. It will be a day full of how-to workshops, product deep dives, and the opportunity to learn the latest Particle news and product announcements. You can watch online sessions and engage with attendees from anywhere in the world on March 17th. Register today, for free, right here

However, if you’re interested but want to learn more first, that’s fantastic. You’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll explain five reasons why you should attend Particle Spectra:

1) Engage in how-to IoT workshops

When designing Spectra this year, our main priority was to make it informative and engaging for developers and entrepreneurs alike. Whether you are looking to get your first IoT device up and running or looking for advice on how to get your connected product funded, we have just the session for you.

If you’ve ever had a curiosity about IoT and how to leverage it, Particle Spectra is a great place to learn and get your product connected.

Spectra 2021 Event Schedule. Subject to change.

2) Discover the latest product news from Particle

Like every Spectra, we plan to share the latest Particle product news and platform updates. 

Last year, we revealed the Particle Tracking System and hardware modules: the Tracker One and T SoM. A complete system designed to make IoT asset tracking more manageable than ever before for businesses and product creators.  

This year, Particle CEO Zach Supalla will share what’s next for IoT and share a few special announcements from the Particle Product Team. While we can’t reveal our full plans yet, we promise that we have thought of something for everyone. You won’t want to miss it.

3) Get onboarded with the Particle IoT Platform

If you’re a developer and your reading this post, you probably have some familiarity with the Particle IoT platform. Maybe you’ve set up a device using a Particle Electron or Boron. But do you know how to use the whole Particle ecosystem and scale your connected product?

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer of the Particle platform, we have sessions designed to help you accelerate your IoT development. Here are some of the main Particle development sessions we plan to host during Spectra 2021:

  • Everything you need to know about the Particle Tracker One & SoM: 
  • How to use your own sensors with the Particle Tracking System: 
  • How to migrate to an M.2 device
  • How to navigate through the Particle Console
  • How to build a slack-connected sensor
  • Enhanced location with Particle tracker
  • BLE 101 & 102 courses
  • How to improve embedded system reliability through Particle libraries

4) Discover how to build a profitable IoT product

At Particle, a common problem we come across is that businesses and developers start with an “intent to connect” instead of focusing on their business model. Companies and developers often misdiagnose and try to build an IoT product that solves minor problems that don’t deliver real value. At Spectra, we will cover how to build a profitable IoT product that provides real business value: 

  • Prototype to production: how to launch your IoT product
  • How to get your IoT product funded
  • How to launch a non-profit with IoT
  • Fireside chat with Particle customers 

5) Network with other developers

At the moment, it can be a challenge to network with other developers and innovators. At Spectra, you will be able to participate in sessions with other developers and directly chat with one another via our event platform. Our event space will also have a forum for open discussions where attendees can participate and engage with one another.

Ready to attend Spectra? Use code “Spectrablog” to get free swag and a chance to win a $500 gift card when you register here