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ThingsCon is a global community of like-minded practitioners around Internet of Things (IoT) and new hardware, as well as one of Europe’s leading conferences about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things. 
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

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 […]

Help us take ThingsCon to the next level

We constantly aim to evolve ThingsCon. This takes time and effort. As we are largely unfunded, at any time we are somewhere between two and four people, all part-time. There is a limit to how much time we can invest in ThingsCon outside of our other work, but we’re excited about it and think it’s […]

What happened so far in 2016

As we ease into the summer, and the second half of the year, this is a good time to look back and see what has happened so far in 2016: What worked, what needs work, and where we are headed. At the beginning of the year, we laid out in our blog post what our plans and goals […]

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The Team

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