Many articles and blogs about the Internet of Things, or IoT, start with their own definition of IoT and then spew stats and metrics about how IoT is growing at exponential rates. (You probably already know what is meant by IoT, but if you'd still like an introduction, watch this IBM Think Academy How It Works video.)

In this IoT 101 learning path, you'll get a broad overview of the concepts and skills that IoT developers need. It guides you through three developer guides for choosing hardware, choosing network technologies, and determining whether you need an IoT platform for your IoT projects. Finally, this IoT 101 learning path culminates in an amazing first IoT project — a home automation system that uses a Raspberry Pi, some sensors, wifi, and Node-RED…many of the basics for a simple IoT solution.