David G. Simmons

David Simmons is the IoT Developer Evangelist at InfluxData, helping developers around the globe manage the streams of data that their devices produce. He is passionate about IoT and helped to develop the very first IoT Developer Platform before "IoT" was even ‘a thing.’ David has held numerous technical evangelist roles at companies such as DragonFly IOT, Riverbed Technologies, and Sun. He studied Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and has a BA in Technical Writing from Columbia University and a BS in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara.

David G. Simmons

David G. Simmons

David Simmons is the IoT Developer Evangelist at InfluxData, helping developers around the globe manage the streams of data that their devices produce. He is passionate about IoT and helped to develop the very first IoT Developer Platform before "IoT" was even ‘a thing.’ David has held numerous technical evangelist roles at companies such as DragonFly IOT, Riverbed Technologies, and Sun. He studied Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and has a BA in Technical Writing from Columbia University and a BS in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara.

The Growth of an Open Source Community

I’ve done this before for another Open Source project I was working on, but I find it so fascinating to watch that I had to do it for Telegraf. Have you ever wondered what it would look like to see an …

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How To: Building Flux Queries in Chronograf

As you all may or may not know (and if you don’t, you haven’t been reading my posts!), I’ve built an embedded IoT gateway proof of concept device that runs (of course) InfluxDB—really the entire TICK Stack—and collects data from …

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How to Use Google Core IoT with InfluxData

As more and more IoT deployments look to leverage the power of cloud-based solutions, we here at InfluxData have been working closely with Cloud Service Providers to make sure that InfluxDB continues to be the go-to Time Series Database for …

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Learning Go with the InfluxDB Go Library

I’m not a Golang developer. Let’s just get that out of the way up front. I’ve developed a few things in Go, but a Go developer I’m not. I sort of need to be, but it hasn’t been essential. I …

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Building an InfluxDB IoT Edge Data Collection Device

I’ve been saying I was going to write this whole project up for some time now but it has been such a daunting task that I’ve been putting it off, starting and stopping, and generally not getting it done for …

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Get Hackaday-ing

If you’re a hardware hacker, or know a hardware hacker, you’ve no doubt heard of Hackaday.com. They always have super interesting content on hacks, projects, and you can even buy some cool boards, tools, and swag. But that’s not why …

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Get Your Syslog On

If you keep up with the release announcements, you’ll have read about the new “Metrics First” Log Analysis addition to InfluxData stack. But knowing it’s there, and making it work, are two very different things so I thought I’d run through …

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InfluxDB, The United Nations, and Radiation

Now those three things may not sound like they go together well, but I can assure you, they do now. If you’ve been following me on Twitter (and if you’re not, you should!) you’ll know that I was traveling for …

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Enabling The Things Network for InfluxDB

I’ve been on the road a bit lately. Ok, so a lot. I spent a week at KubeCon EU demoing InfluxDB and IoT at the EclipseIoT booth, and then I spent a week presenting at the ICTP Workshop on monitoring …

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Faster Time To Awesome™ Linux Edition

You might remember that a while back, I did a little video on how quickly and easily you could install the entire InfluxData TICK Stack on Linux. The total time was just over 5 minutes. I always thought there was …

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