I was browsing the web, as you do when I stumbled upon a TED talk by Massimo Banzi (founder of Arduino). I was intrigued by his idea of an open source electronics prototyping platform. The very same day I ordered a starter kit for Arduino (of course with the goal to build something similar to Mars rover). Unfortunately, without internet connectivity, it was not as much fun. I never got to building the rover, but all the issues I faced due to lack of training material available around IoT prompted me to document step-by-step instructions for other beginners like myself. I combined all of these instructions, turned them into a book, sent to a few publishers for their thoughts, luckily all replied positively and a few months later I became a published author.