I’m Jérôme, a French electronics and embedded software engineer. I am usually working as an employee or now as a freelancer, or contractor. But there is a challenge I really want do: Bring my own IoT idea to life!
IoT stands for internet of things. It’s a name to speak about things that interact to each other rather than to humans.
I will share this journey with you, I am not yet sure about the content but I can imagine there will be tips, things I learned on the way, etc.
While creating my own my own IoT product from scratch is already a challenge, I’ll add to this one more level of difficulty: I’m a Digital Nomad.
What’s that, a Digital Nomad?
We call Digital Nomad anyone travelling or regularly changing location while working online. Online refers to anything on the computer, digital, not-material, easy to carry around. This typically includes web or software development, design, marketing,… but there is no limit.
Doesn’t electronics involve hardware?
Yes it does, and that’s certainly the major challenge in this project; working with hardware while being on the road. This will naturally lead me to finding ways around the hardware problem, how to avoid carrying an oscilloscope with me on my travels 🙂
Why are you doing something crazy?
I could simply get a job, work in electronics development or as a freelance embedded software developer in one city. I’m still getting multiple offers every day for “fixed location jobs”. I could change for web or software development as I have experience in this too.
However… I love electronics, I love travelling and I love challenges. I did try to find a remote work contract on Upwork.com but while waiting for the prefect offer it just happened that I started my own project. Let’s see how it goes 🙂