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Embedded systems programmers are learning that with Elixir Nerves, you don't need to use a tedious low-level language to support your own hardware. The many new cheap and user-friendly hardware sensors can be your real-world eyes, ears, and even nose to extend the reach of your real world applications. Our friends at Grox.io are here to show you how to take advantage of them. This course is about using Nerves to collect data.

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Programmer Passport: Nerves; CintheC
November 18, 2020

Wanna know the secret to long-term success? You could break out a microscope and ask the nearest water bear. These eight-legged, segmented micro-animals can live in the frozen vacuum of space and the deepest recesses of the ocean. They can thrive in temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius, and they can go 30 years without food or water. In other words, they know a thing or two about resilience and adaption.

Then again, you could just hop on Zoom and meet David Bernstein, George Dinwiddie, Ken Kousen, Johanna Rothman, and James Stanier at the Conference in the Clouds. With five engaging talks covering iterative software development, project estimation, distributed communication, managing, and being managed, you're sure to gain solutions and insights into adaptability that would be the envy of any tardigrade.

This event will take place on Monday, December 7, 2020, from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST. Attendance is limited, but the benefits are limitless. Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conference-in-the-cloud-pragmatic-bookshelf-authors-tickets-127727497383?aff=pp.

Programmer Passport: Nerves

This Nerves course will have projects for you to attack, and we'll provide many different formats so you can choose the right format for your learning style and ability. We'll have a book that will walk you through the rough patches of getting Nerves off the ground. We'll have videos with project descriptions that walk you through everything from getting firmware burned to setting up networking, to building several full sensor-based projects. Our videos will show you the things that typical documentation can't, like which USB port to use for communication and power to how to push firmware by wire and by network. When you're through, you will know how to use Nerves to build the types of projects that keep the whole Elixir community buzzing, year after year.

Nerves is introducing thousands of people to the world of embedded systems. Grox.io's Nerves course starts December 1st. Come learn with the best and get an annual subscription today. Get ready for an adventure!

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