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ThingsCon fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT. To this end we provide practitioners with an open environment for reflection & collaborative action.
 
ThingsCon is a global community of practitioners around Internet of Things (IoT) and new hardware, as well as one of Europe’s leading conference networks in this field.
 
We understand ThingsCon contributing to a movement of practitioners who champion shared values: openness, sharing, diversity & inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration in all things “connected” – from products and services to IoT, from consumer goods to smart cities and more.
 
Currently in IoT, not all voices are heard equally, and not all services and products are designed in a way that is human-centric and with the public good in mind.
 
We believe that a network of practitioners working with aligned values can change this. Through networked action, we can make and advocate for technology that is a force for good. Together with you, we can collectively have a meaningful impact on the lives of hundreds of millions, one product or policy at a time.

Latest News

ThingsCon v2: ThingsCamp recap & our ambitious roadmap

The Schloss (Photo by Andrea Krajewski) Over the weekend, we gathered our core community—the local organizers plus a handful of key stakeholders, supporters and partners—for a weekend retreat out in the countryside. And over the course of the weekend, many things happened. People worked hard, had time to think big thoughts, and made new friends. […]

ThingsCon mission statement

Over the weekend, we gathered our core community—the local organizers plus a handful of key stakeholders, supporters and partners—for a weekend retreat out in the countryside. Among many other things, we worked out a mission statement for ThingsCon. So far this hadn’t formally existed: Intuitively we knew where things were headed, but it hadn’t been […]

Time to start thinking about core topics for ThingsCon 17!

As we’re headed towards fall, it’s time to start looking at the programming for ThingsCon 17. Here’s a few topics/arenas we’re considering: #civictech Tech for the public good, citizen engagement, empowerment, smart cities, etc. #smartcity How can we design connected cities in service of citizens and administrations? #connectedhome Data and connectedness are increasingly part of […]

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The Team

Peter Bihr (Founder, Chair)
Simon Höher (Founder, Chair)
Max Krüger (Founder)
Emanuel Schwarz (Founder)
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