Simple IoT with Cliff Brake

Cliff Brake @cbrake has been checking out Fission for apps that he’s building, and we had a call to learn a bit more about his needs in building out IoT systems.

Simple IoT is his open source project:

Simple IoT is collection of building blocks to help you build custom IoT systems quickly, but yet provide full flexibility to customize the system. Many features such as device communication, device update, rules, user/group management, user portal, etc. are needed for every IoT system. This project provides a solid foundation of common features so that you can focus on the specific problem you are solving.


It is written in Go on the backend and uses Elm on the front end.

We’ve asked him to join us to present Simple IoT, and IoT background topics more broadly, to learn about what he does, the kind of projects he works on, and the challenges faced.

Cliff also runs a Discourse forum and podcast for hardware/software engineers called TMPDIR that we’ve highlighted here, so I expect we’ll talk a bit about community and building software businesses as well.


Join us Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:00 PM

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Zoom link: TBD (join our Discord chat if any issues joining)