ThingsCon is Europe's leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT). ThingsCon takes place in Berlin, 8/9 May 2015. In talks, workshops and intimate sessions, an international line-up of top notch speakers will cover everything it takes to grow a hardware product from prototype to scaling business - and help participants build the companies of tomorrow.
The event is aimed at designers, developers, makers, engineers, startups, founders and those that wear more than one label: anyone who works professionally in and around connected products, #iot & hardware.
Warren Ellis is not only the award-winning writer of fiction and graphic novels (Iron Man 3 is based on his Marvel Comic "Iron Man: Extremis"). He is also a re-nowned observer of technological and cultural matters and has written extensively for Vice and Wired.
Scott Smith is the founder of Changeist, a lab, research tank and consultancy created to identify and make sense of weak signals of change. His talk "Avoiding Thingclash: Bringing Human Values Back to the IoT" will look at failed IoT efforts and how IoT can have undesirable side effects.
Bruce Sterling is a novelist and journalist. While acting as "Visionary in Residence" at Art Center College of Design in 2008, he wrote "Shaping Things," one of the first books about the Internet of Things. He was one of the original columnists for Make magazine and wrote the cover story for the first issue of Wired.
While we planned for big things and were certainly too excited to sleep in the days and nights before ThingsCon 2014, the actual event surpassed all our expectations. To see all the knowledge and experience on and off stage, dropping in on the conversations during lunch and the little party and most importantly meeting all these nice human beings made us really happy. To get an idea what ThingsCon 2014 was all about (or just to take a trip down memory lane) watch this little video:
With an international line-up of top notch speakers, a program packed with in-depth talks, hands-on workshops and lots of fun on the sidelines, and participants from all parts of the industry, ThingsCon is the place to be for all things IoT, maker and hardware!