I just signed up for the [Windows Developer Program for IoT]. It turns out I have more experience, now, than I realized. And it looks like Microsoft is really trying to lower the bar to get people involved in developing for the *internet of things*, for which I thank them. In my application I noted that
> I am interested in how we can take complex artifacts, like novels or spoken discourse, or complex behaviors, like the approach of a weather system to my home, and model them computationally — essentially, turn them into numbers/vectors — in order to understand them and/or to provide useful feedback to users.
[Windows Developer Program for IoT]: http://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/Windows-Developer-Program-for-IoT