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Videos of “IoT Theme Day” at #EclipseCon 2014

On March 19, we were very lucky to host a great IoT event during EclipseCon 2014.
I think everybody in the room that day learnt a lot about the current challenges for IoT, and our speakers really did a good job at presenting the challenges for building an open, interoperable, and secure Internet of Things.

If you couldn’t attend the sessions, the videos are now available on the YouTube channel of the Eclipse Foundation.
You can watch them using the video playlist below:

If you are interested in getting the slides that were presented, you will find a link to get them in the description of each video.

Enjoy! :-)

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IoT Live free online event on April 9

You may already know that April 9 is the International IoT Day, with events organized all around the world.
Together with Postscapes, we are organizing an online conference called IoT Live that very same day, with a great lineup of speakers from all around the world!

I am really looking forward to our panels, that will essentially cover every aspect of the world of IoT, from the prototyping and making of IoT solutions, to enterprise integration and new business opportunities.

My personal highlights for this conference are:

  • Alicia Asín from Libelium (Business of IoT panel) —
    I never had a chance to actually meet Alicia in person, but she is one of those entrepreneurs who really understood early on the importance of open source and open hardware for IoT, and I look forward to listening to Alicia’s vision on use cases like Smart Cities.
     
  • Tim Kellogg from 2lemetry (IoT Standards & Protocols panel) —
    Two weeks ago at EclipseCon there were lots of interesting discussions around standards protocols for IoT and MQTT and CoAP are both very popular in the industry today. Tim is going to explain the main differences between the two protocols and I think it is a great opportunity for learning more about the challenges when you want your things to talk.
     
  • Emile Petrone from Tindie (Open Hardware panel) —
    It would be a huge mistake to think of Do-It-Yourself and Maker initiatives as marginal and just “random cool stuff”.  Access to (open) IoT hardware is becoming very easy, and we see more and more startups who directly engage their communities via social networks, crowd funding, etc. and that are just incredibly successful – Oculus Rift anyone? I am really curious to hear about Tindie’s story on enabling a marketplace for hardware makers.

The conference is FREE, and will be streamed on Google Hangouts on Air.
I would highly recommend that you subscribe by using the link just below in order to be automatically reminded when the event will begin!

I really hope you will join us to make this event just as fun and informative as the other meetups in the world! :-)

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