Circuit Break Podcast #416: No David Here, Chris Gammell with

Podcast Title: No David Here, Chris Gammell with

Release Date: 2024-02-06

Episode: #416

We welcome Chris Gammell, Developer Relations Lead at Golioth, to explore the exciting world of IoT (Internet of Things) and hardware. Chris brings his extensive engineering background to Golioth, a software company with a unique approach to IoT solutions. Join us as we delve into Golioth’s distinct strengths in security, developer experience, scalability, reliability, and interoperability. Discover the future of IoT device provisioning and explore Chris’s intriguing projects. If you’re curious about IoT, Golioth, or the challenges and solutions in this space, don’t miss this insightful episode with Chris Gammell. Some of the topics we cover include:

Podcast Audio:

Podcast Notes:

  • Getting the gang back together
  • Developer relations = Application engineering
  • A hardware guy in a software world
  • Cloud engineers vs. software engineers: what’s the difference?
  • CockroachDB “will never die”
  • What does Golioth do?
  • Learning about the Constraint Application Protocol (aka CoAP)
  • Golioth vs. other IoT companies
  • What is “Follow Along Hardware?”
  • Security by Default
  • Tales From the Encrypt
  • Back to Bosch
  • Microdecisions with huge implications
  • “You don’t know what you don’t know”
  • Individual key sets to minimize multiple device issues
  • When Blu-ray got cracked
  • Shout out to Joe Grand
  • GolIoTh…
  • Monitoring in the back end
  • Bright, multicolored PCBs
  • “Business in a box”
  • Getting into Zephyr
  • What is Golioth’s weakness?

About Our Guest

Chris Gammell, the Developer Relations Lead at Golioth, combines his hardware expertise with Golioth’s software focus in the realm of IoT. With a background in electrical engineering, he bridges the gap between hardware and software worlds, ensuring that Golioth addresses potential challenges proactively.

Relevant Links:

FYI, I think the training Chris mentioned is available here:

That (currently) redirects to the session on Feb 24th.

It also looks like there is a self-guided option as a Codespace too.