Data Day 2018 + IoT Sensors – Bill Debevc
As part of Data Day’s ongoing showcasing of Data Day presenters, and some insight into the presenter and their presentation. This week we asked some questions of Bill Debevc
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Q: WHO IS BILL DEBEVC?
A: They have been saying that I am an IT expert specializing in Autodesk software for over 30 years now. Wow, that’s a long time, crap I’m old. I have worked both in the reseller world and for design firms. While working for an Autodesk reseller, I was heavily involved in Private BIM Clouds with a technology I invented called BIM9. My software experience also includes Revit, AutoCAD, Civil3D, Autodesk Vault, Bluebeam and Tableau to name a few. Currently, I work at LPA, Inc, as Analyst Programmer. At LPA, I analyze data and provide reporting informing the firm’s practice, about data such as project profitability and Revit model performance. Recently, I have started to dive into environmental sensors that report temperature, humidity, sound and light data. Like everything I do I jump right in and get over my head as fast as possible.
Q: WHY ARE YOU A DATA GEEK?
A: Always been one. Everybody likes data, right? When you play with data, you get a better understanding of the world around you. I love to find how things correlate to each other from different sources, I find great joy in discovery.
Q: WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I like to lose golf balls, crash drones and have a podcast called “BIMThoughts” that I think is really great. I also want to know how things work, maybe that’s why I started doing this Raspberry PI and Arduino stuff. There is nothing like getting excited about something and taking way too far.
Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRESENTATION.
A: It’s called “Collecting Data with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis start to finish.” This presentation is about the how to get started with IoT (Internet of Things) using DIY parts, not that off the shelf pre-made stuff. The presentation will help attendees understand how sensors work, and their benefit to the built environment. I will discuss how to assemble sensors, where to put them, how to collect and report on the data and finally where to go to get more inspiration. .
Q; WHAT IS THE ONE THING ATTENDEES WILL LEARN?
A: I hope they learn more than one thing, I hope they get inspired to start playing with these little marvels. I hope you learn how they work and discover other things they can do. Most importantly, I hope they let the smoke out of one of their little computers and not give up. My overarching goal (St. Louis Reference for those keeping track) is that you walk away ready to jump right in and the information I give you helps you get started.
Join us at Data Day in St Louis August 8, 2018
2018 Data Day Chairperson