The Internet of Things (IoT) revolves around the development, mass-production and deployment of wireless embedded sensor devices. A plethora of prototyping platforms for exploring and developing those sensor nodes exists. However many of those toolkits do not scale beyond prototyping or offer an inferior development experience compared to other domains, e.g. mobile-apps or the web. To overcome the rigidity of the conventional embedded IoT device development process, we are building Mita: a new programming language designed for the embedded IoT.