Paul Barker – Open Source IoT with ThingsBoard & SanTrack – February 9th 2023

9th February 2023 on Zoom

What's it about?

This month we’ll be hearing all about Open Source IoT!

Paul Barker – Open Source IoT with ThingsBoard & SanTrack:

This talk will introduce the ThingsBoard Open-source IoT platform and SanCloud’s SanTrack IoT Platform. Using these technologies you can take full control over your IoT data and control plane, running the server software on-site or in the cloud, with self-hosting or managed hosting. 

This flexibility empowers device owners, allows for improved data privacy and prevents lock-in.

Paul will discuss the features provided by this software, including:

  • Telemetry collection, visualization, analysis and alerting
  • Device management
  • Multiple tiers of access management and security
  • Data processing using Rule Chains
  • Multiple protocol support
  • Edge computing using the IoT Gateway
  • Remote attestation and improved security using Micron Authenta technology

Paul will also provide a demo using the SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced (BBE) hardware platform and a small Python application to collect sensor data and submit it to SanTrack for analysis.


Please note. Neither the speaker nor the Nottingham IoT Meetup are responsible for any damage to any components or hardware you may bring along.

Note also that the equipment at the event remains the property of the speaker(s), and is for demo purposes only. 

About Our Speaker:

Paul Barker:

Paul Barker is an Embedded Linux & Open Source professional working as Principal Software Engineer at SanCloud Ltd.
Paul has been involved in open source communities for many years, he has been an active participant in OpenEmbedded & Yocto Project since 2013 and has contributed code to key open source projects such as the Linux Kernel and the U-Boot bootloader.
He has given talks on Open Source license compliance and Yocto Project development at several conferences including Linaro Connect, Embedded Linux Conference Europe and FOSDEM.
At SanCloud, Paul is responsible for maintaining Linux support for
the BeagleBone Enhanced (BBE) hardware, implementing device-side
services for our IoT platform and mentoring junior developers.
Outside of the software world, Paul is an amateur wildlife
photographer, rambler and enjoyer of craft beer.
Contact details:

Where will we be meeting:

This month we’ll be back on Zoom.

We’ll be kicking off at 18:30 for an open networking chat on Zoom, before kicking our talk off at 7PM.

You can join the Zoom Meeting by simply going to the following URL & following the Prompts;

We’ll be password protecting the meetup to help prevent “ZoomBombing”. We’ll be sending out an email to people that have RSVP’d around 5.30pm UK Time on the day, so make sure to check your emails!

Before that, do feel free to head over to & create yourself an account as well as downloading the client to your favourite machine!

We’ll also be streaming the Meetup on YouTube.


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