Inventor. Blogger. Community Manager.
I am curious about things. I love to learn about things. I love to write about things. I love building communities about things.Hans Scharler
Founder of ioBridge / Light Fun Games / Trademark BBQ
Creator of ThingSpeak / @MyToaster / CheerLights
If you want to connect, send me a message or link on Twitter / LinkedIn / Angel / GitHub / MATLAB Central / Google Scholar / Board Game Geek / IMDb / Discord.
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I try to publish one blog post per week. I write about tech, projects, life, and comedy.
I created the first Internet of Things community and grew it to over 500,000 developers worldwide. I love to make connections with people and ideas. Community is my sweet spot. Now, I lead the community strategy for MathWorks. This is a tremendous responsibility. Millions of MathWorks users go from learning MATLAB in their undergraduate engineering education to solving the world’s most challenging engineering problems in industry, like building spacecraft headed to the moon.
Over the last decade, I have worked on a feature film and several documentaries about games, board games, and Dungeons & Dragons. I like to work with my friends and help projects get over the finish line to reach their communities.
- The Dreams in Gary’s Basement
- Crafting Arzium
- The Game Designers
- Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary
Remote working has become so normal that even important meetings are now routinely held online. [Hans Scharler] designed a system that lights up a big “ON AIR” sign whenever he’s in an online meeting.Robin Kearey
Hans Scharler is a Community Industry Award 2022 nominee as a top Developer Relations Community Professional for his work with MATLAB developers at GitHub and the MathWorks Community, MATLAB Central.CMX Hub
As a Software Developer at ioBridge and active speaker, and developer (including having over 800 people following his toaster on Twitter) in the Internet of Things space Hans Scharler is someone to watch as he sits on the interesting intersection of DIY’ers and corporate products.Postscapes
A man in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has rigged his toaster to tweet “Toasting” or “Done Toasting” with each use, and — despite the account’s lack of variety — has gained more than 2,000 followers.
In order to further connect us with our possessions, Scharler and his friend Jason Winters created a platform for developers called ThingSpeak — a sort of Twitter for things — that lets objects send messages, broadcast their location, graph their temperature, and more.Jacob Davidson / Time
“Tweeting appliances speaks to this whole ‘internet of things’ idea,” says Hans Scharler, a tech consultant who also writes comedy material. “If your appliances were outputting information, it can always go to a database. But we love to share information. So why not find a way to do that?” Scharler found online fame for his twittering toaster, whose tweets alternate between “toasting” and “toast is done.” @mytoaster has about 200 twitter followers.Priya Ganapati / Wired
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