Back in 2009, at OggCamp01 (before we got the numbering convention sorted out), I gave the opening keynote about Internet of Things and the MQTT messaging protocol that underpins all the cool things I’d been doing to automate my home, save energy in a number of ways, and make the Isle of Wight ferries tweet about their movements. Roger Light was in the audience and was sufficiently inspired by my talk to rush home and create the mosquitto project on launchpad. The rest, as they say, is history, and 10 years later, at OggCamp19, I will give edited highlights of the tremendous impact MQTT has made in the world of Internet of Things in the last ten years, which has been considerably helped by the widespread adoption of mosquitto as the first open source MQTT message broker. I will also talk about some of my recent IoT projects, including animatronic dinosaurs, more ferry-related stuff, and keeping antelopes warm in their beds in the winter!


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Ashley strutt at 11:53 on 19 Oct 2019


Jason at 12:23 on 19 Oct 2019

Very interesting to see the progress and highly varied uses.

Tim Gibbon at 16:07 on 19 Oct 2019

Fabulous retrospective, lovely to see two people so proud of their awesome work.

A great retrospective on the history and adoption of MQTT and Mosquito with some fascinating projects along the way 🦟

Phil Clifford at 22:13 on 19 Oct 2019

Interesting, entertaining and inspiring. Thanks.

Stuart Ward at 09:38 on 20 Oct 2019

Amazing project. I have played a bit with mosquito, but was not aware just how big a project this has become.

Susan Murphy at 10:19 on 20 Oct 2019

Really interesting talk from you both
Very well presented, plus I now have my own squorb :-) Thank you.

@susan - great! Have you got it working??