AJ Bubb

Greetings! I’m AJ, an entrepreneur, explorer, serial hobbyist, and technologist in emerging technology such as Wearables and Internet of Things.

From a young age, I have been obsessed with tinkering, and as my parents would put it nicely, doing things “my own way.” Over the course of my still early life time, I’ve been in the dark depths of sunken shipwrecks, jumping out of planes, building businesses, and all around trying just about anything I can get my hands on.

Through-out my journey, I’ve learned over and over the importance of passion, excitement, and taking chances.

I started this blog back in 2013, as a means to share my knowledge and experience with others. Now, with a new vigor, I’m pushing forward with this experiment with a goal of inspiring, teaching, and painting of picture of what our future-state can be.

AJ Bubb

Roll with it
Rolling with the punches – Attitude is everything
  I wanted to shoot a quick video based on some of my experiences in the past couple weeks. The
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Key wearables use cases
Key use cases for wearables
I want to talk a bit about some of the benefits and key use cases solved by deploying wearables, especially
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Hololens Everywhere!
A Look at Microsoft Hololens
Microsoft’s Hololens is the newest device on the block in the Augmented/Virtual reality space. We were lucky enough to not
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Enterprise considerations for deploying wearables
Enterprise considerations for deploying wearables Wearables are following closely behind the trend of mobile devices, and starting to make it’s
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Life Hacks – Smart Networking
  I wanted to kick off a new monthly series I’m putting together about various life hacks aimed at helping
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The Enterprise Internet of Things Journey
We’ve heard a lot about how IOT is changing the landscape of business, but typically, we don’t talk about HOW
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Industrial Internet Primer
Industrial Internet Primer During my time in St. Charles last week, I had the opportunity to network with both new
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The resurgence of the at home gadget hacker
The resurgence of the at home gadget hacker A really cool thing happened to me the other day. On a
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3 steps to improving your productivity
3 steps to improving your productivity Time. Its one thing we never seem to have enough of, and the only
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Driving analytics from IoT signal Exhaust
Driving analytics from IoT signal exhaust Introduction This is going to be a short exploration in to the world of
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Operationalize your IoT development
Operationalize your IoT development Regardless of the hype you are hearing about the new wave of Internet of Things, one
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Transforming field force with wearables
Field force resources represent a massive cost to infrastructure providers. Not only are the out of pocket expenses for sending experts
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Security:The Ugly Side of IoT
A few weeks ago, we watched as two hackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee remotely through the wireless info-tainment
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Cover your *aas – Introduction to Service Architecture
Introduction to as a Service Architecture I made this Prezi last year for the Newtown Webtech meetup I organize. In this
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Getting started in developing Node.js in Windows
Getting started in developing Node.js in Windows As a Microsoft Stack engineer (Windows Server, IIS, SQL, .Net…. WISN?) my tool kit
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New It
New IT – The evolution of Enterprise Technology
Today we discuss a very exciting topic. New IT. New IT is focused on making enterprise technology more efficient, faster
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Value based pricing
Value Based Pricing
Value based pricing Many contractors, myself included, create projects estimates based on amount of effort * hourly rate + margin
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Expanding your knowledge
Never settling is a cornerstone of entrepreneurship. No matter where you go, the people who seem to get a head
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Framing the conversation
The importance of framing your conversation
The importance of framing your conversation Have you ever had a conversation with one or more people, and feel as
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Minimum Viable Products
Minimum Viable Products There was a time when I blogged regularly, and like so many others, I fell out of
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Updates and new happenings
Updates and new happenings Well now, welcome to the middle of June. I wanted to take a few minutes to
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Getting everything you want
I thought that I would have a little fun on my pre-weekend post. I wanted to share  my thoughts on
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Opportunity Luck
Opportunity luck
Do you ever notice how some people just seem to always fall in to the right situations, meet the right
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Who’s expectations are you living up to anyways?
Are you living up to someone else’s expectations? To change things up a little bit, I’m going to start with
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Clarity
Friday moments of clarity
Welcome to another Friday, and today’s moment of clarity. This week went by really fast, and I wanted to sum up
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Do more by doing less
Get more done by doing less
Ah, something everyone wants to know the secret to. How do I check more things off my to do list,
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Blocking out the noise
Blocking out the noise
Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Mike Krupit for two hours about his experiences
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Falling asleep
Fighting through the end of the week
WOW! I’ve not had 1000 views on my blog, not bad for not really advertising it. Several weeks ago, I
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impostor syndrome
Who is the impostor in the window?
Building off of yesterdays topic, Fake it until you make it, I wanted to talk a little bit about impostor
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Fake it until you make it
Fake it till you make it
This topic has been on my list for a while now, and one which I have done a great deal of
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Prefer to be visible
Prefer to be visibile
Wow. What an incredible day. Today I finally forced myself to get up and go over to the Philadelphia Tech
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40 under 40
From Top IT Pro to Philly 40 under 40
Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t announce this on my blog, what was I thinking! Last year I was fortunate
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Quality-vs.-Quantity
The struggle between Quantity and Quality
I recently (two days ago) came across a very interesting article by Jeff Atwood over at codinghorror.com which discussed Quantity of Quality, and
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Weekly delivearables
The importance of having weekly deliverables
There are two main approaches to software development, Waterfall and Agile. These approaches are essentially a guiding philosophy to interaction
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What roles do business developers play in early stage startups?
It’s been a very busy several months. I have a ton of updates to write about, including my month long
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Shut up and do it
Shut up and do it
Hi there! Remember me? Maybe I forgot for a little while. Perhaps it hasn’t been a priority. But what matters
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MVP: Multiple Validations Prescribed
In software, as well as other manufacturing processes, there is something known as the MVP, or Minimum Viable Product. The
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Fear
Fear must be defined
Looks like another hiatus took place. I blame the summer heat! However, I was able to finally try surfing for
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Live your life
10 years in the making, 10 years to come
Earlier this week I spoke at my high school alumni career day. I enjoy speaking at these events because it
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Top IT Pro 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened. Last Thursday I attended the inaugural event for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top  IT Pros of 2013. As I
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Start again
It’s been a while
Wow, time flies. My last post was over a month and a half ago! A lot has been going on.
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Tinkering
My Obsession: Science!
I’m obsessed with our world. I constantly finding myself exploring the ways that technology interacts with our everyday lives. In
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Bending the rules
This one goes out to the cheaters
I was doing some reminiscing this past week, which is always a dangerous thing for me. I came up with
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Execution is everything
Execution is Everything
Ideas. You never know when they will hit, what will spark a moment of innovations,  when it will all make
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Don't Panic
Lessons From the Deep: Don’t Panic Redux
Boy diving is fun. The warm, clear, water. Gentle currents slowly taking you across the reef. These are the thoughts that
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Don't Panic
Don’t Panic!
Today would have been Douglas Adams’ 61st birthday. For those of you who aren’t familiar with his works, Douglas Adams
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Engineering success through inspiration
Inspiring passion and engineering success
Being a leader requires many, many, skills. From managerial skills, to people skills, leaders need to be able to juggle
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Deadlines
Ready Set Breathe
Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines…. Just the though can make you cringe. How many times have we let ourselves fall in to
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Be weird
Being Weird Works
I’m weird. I have been since I can remember. I’ve always stood out of the crowd, walked the opposite way,
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Don't overthink things
How How prevents What
Confusing title huh? I want to explore the scenario that comes up when you both have an idea, and know
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changes
30 days in passing
Well, it has been 30 days since I started making big changed in the way I work, and the way
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Take control
Sometimes you need control
I’ve had several interesting discussions after my last post advocating the benefits of giving more freedom to your employees, staff,
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Micromanage
This is control, standing by
I finally put together a standing desk with a bunch of help from Jon, over at Business Casual. So far,
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Mistakes
Sometimes you trip
So I had the pleasure of rolling my ankle tonight while rock climbing. How lucky for me. Guess I will
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Entrepreneurship
My first magazine mention
I was recently mentioned in Philadelphia Regions Business Magazine! Even had one of my quotes as an anchor quote. Let’s
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No I in team
There is no I in team
We’ve all heard it, and yet, we all continue to limit our focus of being the best we can as
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opportunity
A new year, full of opportunity
Ever realize how everyone tends to make life altering changes on New Years, or Mondays. Well there is a good
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