Working with the local Meraki team, learning all about Meraki API's, I've started to build a IoT/Meraki demo for schools to demonstrate the possibilities in networking and IoT. Goal is the get students to become attracted to the technology and our company, offering them a internship. So, I'm now setting up a MX with a 4G internet connection, MV2, raspberry pi, AP and switch. Currently managed to let students make a noise (clap hands, shout, whatever) to trigger the camera and take a snapshot. All done over wireless and Meraki. Once Meraki Things API is opened up, plan is to add MT's to the setup and think of some other nice IoT demo's. Let's face it: good IT people are hard to find so going to the very beginning (schools) and having an interactive demo get's the discussion going. Nothing more boring than a slideshow on IT...
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We are starting up our Meraki 'Tiger Team' to address the growing need for Meraki teleworker and remote office deployments in primarily healthcare. I'm going to drive the team from a technical perspective, starting with becoming fully ECMS2 certified (online training starting this month!). First prospects on deals are looking good, PoC's coming our way and hopefully a lot of delpoyments to help out in facilitating the 'new normal'. Busy year!
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