The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term coined by Kevin Ashton, a British technology pioneer working on radio-frequency identification (RFID) who conceived a system of ubiquitous sensors connecting the physical world to the Internet. Although things, Internet, and connectivity are the three core components of IoT, the value is in closing the gap between the physical and digital world in self-reinforcing and self-improving systems.

From July 13th - 18th, we gave you the chance to develop your favorite IoT Application and compete for $5,000 in AWS Credits. Below you will find some of our favorite project submissions and other useful resources to help you develop your next IoT application with AWS. 

Sean developed an AWS IoT Environment for Home Assistant. Home Assistant is an automation platform that can track and control all kinds of devices and automate actions, which fits well with AWS IoT.

The AXA team developed a sensor-based presence detection system for individual workstations to capture occupancy trends and space utilization in real-time. 

Ulrich created a telephone that will ring if you have an alert in your AWS CloudWatch. If you pick up the handset, the phone will tell you the alert.

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