October means lots of things: it represents the definitive goodbye to the summer, the celebration of the Oktoberfest in Munich, or the arrival of a new season in the technological field. More events, more posts, more work… more thethings.iO!
So what’s this October bringing to us?
First of all, we want to express our sadness about the cancellation of the Solidcon Europe, organized by O’Reilly, which was expected to take place in Amsterdam on October 28th, and of which we were sponsors.
Hackathon ‘Todos Incluidos’
But October is a long month, so we have other events to attend! The first one is this weekend (Oct. 3-4th) and takes place in Granada. Fundación Telefónica and Telefonica I+D organizes the Hackathon ‘Todos Incluidos’ in collaboration with Girls in Tech. The event starts this weekend, but there’ll be two more collaborative meetings during this month. The second one will be in Barcelona (Oct. 17-18th), and the last one in Madrid (Oct. 24-25th). The Hackaton is organized in order to promote the teamwork, as well as the gender diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) environments, where women are the minority. That’s why the event will be formed 50% men and 50% women.
Next October 6th, our CEO Marc Pous is attending the Blockchain Week in Barcelona. Marc Pous will moderate the “Panel: is blockchain the key to the Internet of Things?”, at 12pm. Pous will share scenario with Sandra Fernández (Telefónica), Anthony o’Dowd (IBM), Niko Punin (Bitfury) and Meinhard Benn (Satoshipay).
Marc Pous will also attend the IoT Shifts Conference as a speaker. The event will take place in Barcelona the next Oct. 19-20th. The conference will include sessions on Retail, Health & Fitness, Gaming, Smart Home, Energy, Smart City, etc. With a lot of international speakers, the event is such a great opportunity for corporations, SMBs and startups and entrepreneurs.
Finally, the Creator Space BCN Creatathon organized by BASF and Imagine Creative Center will take place in the Disseny Hub Barcelona the next Oct. 28th. Teams, formed by 3 people, will work for 24h to generate original solutions to solve problems that affect to our environment. There, thethings.iO’s CEO Marc Pous will teach a magistral class about Internet of Things.
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The hackathon will last two days and will gather students from the most renowned tech Universities from Portugal and also Europe, as well as professionals from IoT-related labs from the Portuguese and European Industry, SMEs and other academies/institutes. And what is it about? In the IoT Hackathon, teams will develop a prototype of an IoT solution in just 48 hours and then, June 18th the solutions will be evaluated by a group of notables from the IoT world. The award ceremony will take place that same day within the scope of the IoT Week 2015 Lisbon.
The outstanding media coverage will make the teams the spotlight of the event, which will also gather the most important stakeholders and professionals of the IoT domain, who will take part in the Hackathon.
We are happy to announce that thethings.io will have the opportunity to be a part of the first on-line hackathon, hack4Europe.
This contest will allow us to connect with the most innovative start-ups, boost collective intelligence by using new APIs, get the opportunities to meet larger companies and win up to 50 000 Euros in rewards.
The teams have until May 16 to submit a project or join existing teams. The teams will need to choose any of the 30 APIs to start a project. There will be events in Madrid, Paris, Berlin and London with physical meet ups and mentorship for the teams. Finalists will be rewarded with trips to San Francisco, mobile devices and wearable’s.
Thethings.io is honored to be a part of this event. It will assist us in becoming familiar will different ways technology can be hacked which has allowed us to take the correct preventative actions to eliminate the risk of hackers in our system by being knowledgeable and experienced in this subject field.
Shalom hackers and makers of the HackLeumi hackathon 2014. We are sad to say that we will not be able to attend the HackLeumi at Tel Aviv in Israel for this reason we will be writing this post instead of our usual #iotfriday.
In this post, we will guide you through the tools and APIs of thethings.iO. We want to help everyone succeed at the hackathon and win the prizes being offered this year. In our video below we will tell you how to register, how to connect things (or processes) and finally how to contact us in case you have any problems.
Welcometo IoTFriday at thethings.iO. This weekend Oktoberfest will be taking place in Munich. For those of you who have never been, it’s a huge, gorgeous party with lots of food and beer. We get the opportunity to co-organize the 3rd edition of the Oktoberfest of Things hackathon. The main goal is to connect Oktoberfest beers to the Internet.
Today at the IoTFriday I’m going to talk about the Oktoberfest of Things and how to connect beers to the Internet.
Oktoberfest of Things whiteboard
At thethings.iO, we would love to see your projects working with our cloud platform. Feel free to send us your ideas and we will do what we can to help make them real!
Oktoberfest of Things IoTFriday
DISCLAIMER: Be careful and don’t mix alcohol with the Internet of Things.