I am a returning student. I have my BA in Political Science but wanted to switch gears and learn Computer Science. While participating in the CNM STEM Cohort program, I had a crash course in IoT. I have learned to use Github, Visual Studio Code (TheCloud), Windows PowerShell, and code in C/C++. I created a Bread Board (IoT prototyping). I used components like a Particle Argon and AdaFruit Neopixel Ring. I was also able to use products from Seeed Studio like the Grove Light Sensor, Grove Axis Accelerometer and Gyroscope, and Grove Temperature and Humidity Sensor. Ultimately, I was able to get valuable hands-on experience with the Cohort while working with Brian Rashap through the Deep Dive IoT program which was held at the STEMulus CNM office.