20.03.2017

ThingForward proves value of Slyft at the TH Cologne

IoT project of students at the TH Cologne starts successfully with a two days IoT boot camp

The Internet of Things is coming. And it is also relevant for universities and students. That’s why ThingForward, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Stefan Bente and Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhmer from the Technical University in Cologne, initiated a project in which students programmed IoT applications. The goal is to implement an application from the insurance industry. In a first step, the students implemented NodeMCU with Grove Kit in order to create the necessary hardware. They also used slyft in order to develop a modern REST-architecture.

"The support of ThingForward provided us with a good start in the project. It only took two days to build the the first devices equipped with CoAP interfaces,“ said Prof. Bente. "This despite the fact that the students had no prior experience in the IoT area.“  

ThingForward was responsible for providing the foundation for quick results. It gave students the basics for modern IoT applications, tailored to the needs of this workshop. Among other things, its product slyft enabled non-embedded developers to develop devices and significantly shortened the necessary training time.   

Impressions of the ThingForward Workshop at the TH Cologne: