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The Internet of Things: Faculty Professional Development Conference 2015

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On April 2nd, 2015 at Wake Tech’s North Campus, I attended a lecture at the Wake Tech Faculty Professional Development Conference from 1:30am until 2:30

Faculty Professional Development Conference 2015

The Internet of Things: Faculty Professional Development Conference 2015

A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low — or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. So far, the Internet of Things has been most closely associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in manufacturing and power, oil and gas utilities. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often referred to as being smart. (See: smart label, smart meter, smart grid sensor)

IPv6’s huge increase in address space is an important factor in the development of the Internet of Things. According to Steve Leibson, who identifies himself as “occasional docent at the Computer History Museum,” the address space expansion means that we could “assign an IPV6 address to every atom on the surface of the earth, and still have enough addresses left to do another 100+ earths.” In other words, humans could easily assign an IP address to every “thing” on the planet. An increase in the number of smart nodes, as well as the amount of upstream data the nodes generate, is expected to raise new concerns about data privacy, data sovereignty and security.

Although the concept wasn’t named until 1999, the Internet of Things has been in development for decades. The first Internet appliance, for example, was a Coke machine at Carnegie Melon University in the early 1980s. The programmers could connect to the machine over the Internet, check the status of the machine and determine whether or not there would be a cold drink awaiting them, should they decide to make the trip down to the machine.

Kevin Ashton, cofounder and executive director of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, first mentioned the Internet of Things in a presentation he made to Procter & Gamble. Here’s how Ashton explains the potential of the Internet of Things:

“Today computers — and, therefore, the Internet — are almost wholly dependent on human beings for information. Nearly all of the roughly 50 petabytes (a petabyte is 1,024 terabytes) of data available on the Internet were first captured and created by human beings by typing, pressing a record button, taking a digital picture or scanning a bar code.

The problem is, people have limited time, attention and accuracy — all of which means they are not very good at capturing data about things in the real world. If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things — using data they gathered without any help from us — we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling and whether they were fresh or past their best.”


Dr. John Barrett explains the Internet of Things in his TED talk:

Internet Advertising 2015 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2015 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Internet Advertising 2015 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

Internet Advertising Competition juror: Tyler Dockery

Initially, I received this message:

Welcome to the 2015 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

I would like to personally congratulate you for being selected as a 2015 IAC award judge and thank you for your participation in this worthwhile event. We have once again received a record number of entries as industry professionals have come to rely on this award program to recognize outstanding online advertising. As a judge, you help us set the standard for Internet advertising excellence while increasing your own personal knowledge base.

Advertising is a powerful medium that evokes emotions in all of us. How we perceive ads are based on our collective experiences and expectations. You have been assigned the task of evaluating a collection of ads and campaigns not only through your own eyes, but the eyes of the entries intended audience. As an IAC Awards Judge, you need to use your professional expertise to evaluate each entry to determine how well it meets its stated goal.

Internet Advertising Competition Trophy

In this competition, I judged many applicants. In the final round, I judged 22 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: April 2015

Internet Advertising 2014 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Internet Advertising 2014 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

Internet Advertising Competition juror: Tyler Dockery

Initially, I received this message:

Welcome to the 2014 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

I would like to personally congratulate you for being selected as a 2014 IAC award judge and thank you for your participation in this worthwhile event. We have once again received a record number of entries as industry professionals have come to rely on this award program to recognize outstanding online advertising. As a judge, you help us set the standard for Internet advertising excellence while increasing your own personal knowledge base.

They say if you ask five people in a room to evaluate an advertisement, you’ll get seven different opinions. Advertising is a powerful medium that evokes emotions in all of us. How we perceive ads are based on our collective experiences and expectations. You have been assigned the task of evaluating a collection of ads and campaigns not only through your own eyes, but the eyes of the entries intended audience. As an IAC Awards Judge, you need to use your professional expertise to evaluate each entry to determine how well it meets its stated goal.

Internet Advertising Competition Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 14 final applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: April 2014

Internet Advertising 2013 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Internet Advertising 2013 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

Internet Advertising Competition juror: Tyler Dockery

Initially, I opened my own WebAward nominating account, receiving this message:

Welcome to the 2013 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

I would like to personally congratulate you for being selected as a 2013 IAC award judge and thank you for your participation in this worthwhile event. We have once again received a record number of entries as industry professionals have come to rely on this award program to recognize outstanding online advertising. As a judge, you help us set the standard for Internet advertising excellence while increasing your own personal knowledge base.

They say if you ask five people in a room to evaluate an advertisement, you’ll get seven different opinions. Advertising is a powerful medium that evokes emotions in all of us. How we perceive ads are based on our collective experiences and expectations. You have been assigned the task of evaluating a collection of ads and campaigns not only through your own eyes, but the eyes of the entries intended audience. As an IAC Awards Judge, you need to use your professional expertise to evaluate each entry to determine how well it meets its stated goal.

Internet Advertising Competition Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 28 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: April 2013

Internet Security Specialist Certification Achieved!

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Internet Security Specialist Certification Achieved!

Today, my oldest daughter let me know that today was Pi Day, and that her school would be celebrating Pi Day by allowing students to sample several different types of Pies in the Gym. I don’t get to have pie. That’s a real downer.

Its partly a downer because while I’m sitting in a lab taking an examination based on my knowledge of internet security, my daughters are both chowing down on pie. I defy you to tell me that that is fair.

Anyhow, I’ve been studying up on internet security over the last month or so with an eye toward getting this certification. It was a wonderful vaidation that my knowledge of internet security methods and actions rises above simple concepts exploration, and into certification from brainbench with the notation of internet security specialist.

Tyler Dockery Became a certified internet security specialist with brainbench.com
Tyler Dockery Became a certified internet security specialist with brainbench.com

Internet Advertising 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Internet Advertising 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

Internet Advertising Competition juror: Tyler Dockery

Initially, I opened my own WebAward nominating account, receiving this message:

Welcome to the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

I would like to personally congratulate you for being selected as a 2012 IAC award judge and thank you for your participation in this worthwhile event. We have once again received a record number of entries as industry professionals have come to rely on this award program to recognize outstanding online advertising. As a judge, you help us set the standard for Internet advertising excellence while increasing your own personal knowledge base.

They say if you ask five people in a room to evaluate an advertisement, you’ll get seven different opinions. Advertising is a powerful medium that evokes emotions in all of us. How we perceive ads are based on our collective experiences and expectations. You have been assigned the task of evaluating a collection of ads and campaigns not only through your own eyes, but the eyes of the entries intended audience. As an IAC Awards Judge, you need to use your professional expertise to evaluate each entry to determine how well it meets its stated goal.

Internet Advertising Competition Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 25 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.

Winners should be available: April 2012