Welcome to the Pete Codes Website

Hi! I’m Pete Gallagher. I’m a Freelance Programmer, Public Speaker and STEM Ambassador.

I’m also heavily involved in the local meetup community where I organise Notts IoT, co-organise Dot Net Notts and Notts Dev Workshop. I also sit on the Board of LATi, a Loughborough based organisation serving the technical community in the Midlands.

Here you’ll find some information on my talks, where I’ve presented and a little about me too! If you’d like any more information then do please get in touch.

My Talks

The BBC:Microbit… It does (way) more than you think!

This diminutive device may be affordable and have the perception of being aimed at children... But we'll spend the evening changing your mind!We'll start by introducing the basics of the Micro:Bit including how to create our first program.Next we'll move …

IoT with only your Laptop

Although the cost of IoT hardware has reduced dramatically over the last few years, you still need to choose the right IoT option, figure out what accessories it needs, order it all from Amazon and wait for it to arrive. …

Beginning Laravel

In this demo heavy workshop based session, I take attendees through the PHP Framework Laravel.I run through the basics of Laravel, how to setup a local testing environment and deplying our first Laravel site. We move onto the layout of …

Introduction to Micro:Bit – A Treasure Hunt

In this Code Club orientated session, I take attendees through the basics of the Micro:Bit in a set of sessions building towards a fully radio controlled Treasure Hunt.Each session is split up to introduce the various topics and functions of …

Getting Started with IoT

This fast paced session runs through a few of the most popular IoT solutions on the market, along with the software required to get started with them.I run through the various hardware options, and show how the various software options …

Controlling Gadgets with Amazon Alexa

This session takes attendees through a full start to finish example of how to create and control Smart Home Gadgets with the Amazon Alexa Service.I take the attendees through the basics of how Alexa works, through writing a simple first …

Microsoft Azure IoT Hubs, Raspberry Pi and Node.js

This workshop based session takes attendees from start to finish through connecting a Raspberry Pi to Microsoft Azure IoT Hubs.I take the user through the basics of IoT, Microsoft's Azure offering and basic electronics where we build a simple circuit …

The ABC of IoT (A Lightning Talk)

This lightning talk lives up to the best of lightning talks by speeding through the ABC of IoT... Every letter is covered in the speediest of manners! Where has this talk been given? Example Slides https://www.slideshare.net/PGallagher69/the-abc-of-iot-131938972 Example Video https://youtu.be/fVvwFtn5WmM

Getting Started with the Particle Photon

The Photon is a tiny all-in-one Arduino based board from Particle.With plenty of I/O, WiFi, Serial ports and a fully online development environment, this is a great board to not only begin your IoT journey but is powerful enough to …

Upcoming Presentations