Thingscon Brussels: Blockchain, IoT & People

In a series of satellite events, we're excited to bring insights and inspiration throughout Europe. Dries de Roeck, Rob van Kranenburg and Tom Collins kindly offered to host our first satellite of 2016 in Belgium. Sign up via Meetup.com! This Brussels satellite event will be all about radically questioning the status quo. We're taking a lot of things for granted in our techno-social environment.… Read more…

ThingsCon 2016 and beyond

Happy new year, everyone! It's been quiet here at ThingsCon HQ for the last few months. We haven't been idle, though - far from it. We've been thinking about the next couple of years. (Note: This updates and replaces our last post about future plans.) After running ThingsCon for two years with the conference in Berlin and a satellite event in Amsterdam, we feel it's time to take ThingsCon to the… Read more…

What's next for ThingsCon?

When we started out with ThingsCon, we saw the conference as a starting point rather than a goal in itself. After two years, it has turned into a lively, engaged, fantastic community. Time to take stock and think about how to take it to the next level! Update: For our updated, more concrete future plans and annoucements, please jump on over to the post "ThingsCon 2016 and beyond". 2016… Read more…

What you thought of ThingsCon: Participant evaluation

We always want to learn what works for you at ThingsCon and what could be improved. We hear so through many channels, from more formal emails to quick off-the-cuff remarks during the event. After the conference, we emailed the participants asking to fill out an evaluation form. By now, the results are in. Now, there's a few things to consider before moving on to the results: The number of… Read more…

Collecting presentations & write-ups

We're starting to collect presentations & write-ups of this year's ThingsCon. This is a living document where we add new links as we receive them. If you have written something, or uploaded your presentation somewhere, please let us know and we'll include it (just tweet the URL at @thingscon or email us at info@thingscon.com). Thanks! Talks Claire Rowland: UX for the internet of things… Read more…

ThingsCon on Flickr

The first day of ThingsCon is over - and that means we already took a lot of photos! Over the coming days we’ll add more and more to our Flickr account. But you can already browse through a small selection now. And the best part? You can add yours, too. Simply join our Flickr-Group and post your best shots! Read more…

ThingsCon day 1 is a wrap

At the end of day 1, we are very happy with ThingsCon 2015. It is only the event's second year, and already ThingsCon has become a fix anchor in the European Internet of Things (IoT), maker and connected hardware ecosystem. The ecosystem and industry is maturing, and this is reflected in the program, the line-up of top-notch speakers, as well as the high quality of contributions from all… Read more…

Studio Visits - how to!

With all of Europe's maker and hardware scene in town, it's a great opportunity to get to know your fellow participants and meet the locals, too. We joined forces with Julian Adenauer and retune to offer a glimpse into the studios of the local creative hardware community. And yes, you heard right: Not just one studio, but five! The studios will open their doors for you on May 8th, from 6-10pm,… Read more…

Partner Spotlight: Resin.io joining ThingsCon

We’re very excited to welcome yet another partner to the board of sponsors just before we kick ThingsCon of: Resin.io will join us and showcase what they are building hands-on at ThingsCon. What is Resin.io all about? Resin.io is a modern DevOps workflow for the Internet of Things. It allows developers to deploy, maintain and update code running on connected linux devices no matter where they a… Read more…

HEBOCON Howto

As you know, we'll have an installment of HEBOCON at ThingsCon: A battle of DIY crappy robots. Yes, that's right: If you try to win too hard, you should be ashamed of yourself. No high tech here! Some background on HEBOCON Hebocon is a robot sumo-wrestling competition for those who are not technically gifted. It is a competition where crappy robots that can just barely move gather and somehow… Read more…