SparkFun Electronics is a startup that utilized an early and heavy reliance on open source technology to grow rapidly with no outside investment. Now open source permeates the culture from software to operations to open hardware products, but sticking to open source while mitigating risk and pressing innovation has not been without its challenges.
Building sensor networks, while challenging, can be a data rich endeavor. But what do you do with all of the data you collect? How do you store and make sense of the results? Where do you store the information? This session explores the options available and demonstrates how to store the data in a database system for easy retrieval.