Feeling lost while developing BLE products?
Bluetooth Developer Academy
A private community dedicated to Bluetooth developers
Exclusive, only for those who are serious and dedicated to changing the world with Bluetooth technology.
Interact, learn, and get advice from other developers and experts in the field through a private forum. Discuss and get feedback on your latest Bluetooth challenges from like-minded developers and experts.
Tutorials, videos, and examples keep you up-to-date with the latest in Bluetooth development.
Tons of Practice
Apply the theory you learn to real-life implementations on various popular Bluetooth platforms & chipsets.
Who is the Academy for?
The Bluetooth Developer Academy is for you if:
- You're a beginner, intermediate, or expert. No matter your level of expertise, you'll find content relevant to your skills and needs.
- You're an independent consultant focused on building IoT solutions for your customers. You want to make sure you and your team are looking sharp in front of your clients, and have the confidence and knowledge needed to make the right decisions when it comes to designing an IoT system and choosing the appropriate wireless technologies.
- You are part of a team focused on building products that utilize Bluetooth Low Energy technology.
- You want to make sure you're aware of all the latest updates and new features introduced in new Bluetooth specification versions.
- You value community and you want to connect with other developers, engineers, testers, and experts working in the IoT space.
Why learn BLE the hard way when you can get expert help instead?
I’m Mohammad Afaneh, the founder of the Bluetooth Developer Academy.
I’ve been on your journey.
I’ve gone from Bluetooth beginner to expert. I’ve spent years working on multiple IoT products like door locks, satellite receivers, doorbells, and many other side projects.
I’ve felt the pain of the often enormous Bluetooth learning curve.
I've learned the hard way, wasting days and weeks getting up to speed while struggling with poor or non-existent resources.
That’s why I created the Bluetooth Developer Academy – so you don’t have to learn the hard way, and can level up in no time instead.
I’m a big believer in both learning by doing and learning from others' experiences. That’s why I’ve included both in-depth tutorials and courses, and a private community for everyone to interact with and learn from each other.
I’d love for you to check out the Academy and let me know what you think. My number one priority is to get you up to speed with BLE's best practices and keep you up-to-date on the latest in Bluetooth technology. All, so you’re equipped to tackle your projects confidently and quickly... and ship on time.
Sound good? Join today.
I have been working with Bluetooth Low Energy radios for close to 10 years, and proprietary low power radios for decades before that. After only being in existence for the last month, this new Bluetooth Developer Academy is rapidly shaping up to be a huge reference and source of support for developers who are working with BLE. Both embedded BLE SOCs and Smartphone BLE implementations are being addressed in detail. Some of the projects being implement will be the definitive ‘source of truth’ for all aspects of BLE development.
If you're developing a BLE project, you need two things, a good BLE sniffer and the Bluetooth Developer Academy. I am very happy to be part of this community and look forward to what comes next.
Principal System Security Architect - Velentium
I’ve been following Mohammad/Novel Bits for a while now and he always does an incredible job putting together high-quality and easy to understand articles and tutorials. Mohammad has a knack for finding and highlighting the places where people are most likely to get stuck. Many times my searches would end up at NovelBits.io and I would find an answer to a problem.
That’s why when I heard about the “Bluetooth Developer Academy” (BDA) I immediately signed up. The BDA has a wealth of resources and knowledge for Engineers who are serious about designing and optimizing their BLE products and is also a great place for those who just start out or want to understand more details. Aside from other BLE experts, Mohammad himself is VERY active on the forum and personally helps fellow engineers with their design challenges. I can highly recommend the BDA!
Firmware Team Lead - Steelcase
What Members Are Saying
The Bluetooth Developer Academy is not only a great place to find a myriad of documentation and information about BLE - from descriptions of BLE chipsets and modules to how to navigate the Core specs - but is also a nice BLE virtual 'MeetUp' with people contributing concrete examples, pitfalls, suggestions, and advise. I look forward to the continued growth of the Academy to help me find my way through vendor tools, coding suggestions, and yes, Bluetooth jobs. This should be the preferred watering hole for every Bluetooth engineer!
Technical Staff Engineer - Microchip
I'm a software developer with 30+ years in the industry. It's my work, my hobby, and my passion. I like to learn and make something new almost every day. A year ago I've started to deep dive into wonderful world of IoT. Reading official specs is good but as a newcomer, I needed a more gentle introduction and a smooth learning curve and I found Mohammad's blog with very cool articles and book for developers, and... the Bluetooth Developer Academy - an amazing community of experienced developers, where I can ask for help and share my own projects for discussion.
Senior Software Developer (Full-Stack) - AgileVision.io
"Bluetooth Experts are at your disposal"
At Bluetooth Developer Academy I see diversity in members ranging from firmware, hardware, mobile-apps and simply technology lovers. A trusted source where I could get help when am stuck technically and place for me to share my experiences and help others. Sometimes it is a landing page for me to break the stress, surf and learn something new or know what is happening in the Bluetooth world.
Staff Engineer (Embedded, IoT)
The Academy allow me to get access to people, knowledge and experience which can lead me to create successful projects. This initiative also help tremendously to catch up faster with emerging technologies like BLE (i.e Mesh) and focus more on interesting applications and use cases. I am really glad to be part of this community and I am looking forward to learn and grow within it.
Senior Innovation & Electrical Systems Engineer
The Academy is currently closed to new members.
Re-launch is set for March 2021
Be sure to check back for more updates!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Bluetooth Developer Academy for?
The Academy is for consultants, developers, and product managers interested in:
- Stay up-to-date with the latest developments, features, and updates in Bluetooth technology.
- Learning and applying more advanced topics within Bluetooth Low Energy.
- Connecting and interacting with other developers, testers, and experts who share their interest and passion for IoT and Bluetooth technology.
I'm a complete beginner and don't know much about BLE yet, is this for me?
Yes, of course! The Academy provides content that's relevant to beginners and experts and no matter your level of expertise, you'll find value in the Academy.
What kind of content is included?
The Academy's main focus is on community and connecting developers and engineers to each other. However, included is a library of courses that covers the basics of Bluetooth Low Energy technology. The wealth of knowledge comes from the valuable discussions going on daily within the Academy's community.
Check out the full library of courses here:
Do you offer team access?
If you're looking for membership for a group of 5 or more, then contact me and I'll provide you with options for a corporate membership.
The Bluetooth Developer Academy is a great resource for navigating and saving time in Bluetooth and BLE product development. Bluetooth and BLE communication protocol offers many benefits but can be difficult to implement especially to those new to the protocol. The developer forums and examples are great tools and will save hours of work and headaches. As a product developer the Bluetooth Developer Academy was just what I was looking for.
Product Designer & Founder - Podco Designs
The Bluetooth developer academy is an excellent place to connect with the people from across the world who share the passion for Bluetooth technology. It helps to share and learn more about Bluetooth technology in general and in depth along with latest trends in it.
Thanks Mohammad for taking this great initiative and starting this academy.
Co Owner - Radiance Technologies
Bluetooth Developer Academy is a valuable resource that brings together a community of engineering professionals to deliver the latest in design tips, trends, and ideas for Bluetooth technology. Highly recommended for all Bluetooth developers!
Director of Operations - Ellisys