Empowering students and professionals with the tools to develop their own IoT apps is one of the first steps. Are the tools available, documented and open-source? Are there software and hardware examples to help users quickly get started? Just like DIY electronics, the first 15 minutes are crucial, special and fragile, because we only have a few minutes to capture new users’ attention and build their confidence. I don’t have all the answers, but I can offer a small piece to the puzzle.