ThingsCon is a complete community effort driven largely by volunteer work. And that’s a feature, not a bug! This community has a seat at the table because lots of us show up when important decisions are made, and when the future of this industry is discussed. The weight of a community in discussions with industry, […]

We have 2 new reports for you, and 4 ThingsCon events coming up in July! With four events in just one month we’re about to hit a new record monthly high. We hope to see you in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, or Darmstadt. Until then, why don’t you dig into our two new reports: The State […]

Fresh off the presses! We just launched the brand-new ThingsCon report The State of Responsible IoT, a collection of essays by experts from the inter-disciplinary ThingsCon community of IoT practitioners. It explores the challenges, opportunities and questions surrounding the creation of a responsible & human-centric Internet of Things (IoT). For your convenience you can read […]

Please note: This is cross-posted from thewavingcat.com. Executive Summary: We went to Shenzhen to explore opportunities for collaboration between European Internet of Things practitioners and the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem—and how to promote the creation of a responsible Internet of Things. We documented our experience and insights in View Source: Shenzhen. Download View Source: Shenzhen as […]

The ThingsCon Log

June 7, 2017

We’ve been writing a newsletter twice a month for quite a while now. So far, this was the easiest way to get a quick-to-read overview of activity across the global ThingsCon network (that is, in addition to following in real-time on Twitter). But not everybody likes newsletters. Hence, we present The ThingsCon Log: The same […]

A long-overdue write-up of my notes from ThingsCon Shenzhen. Apologies for the informality —Peter   On 27 April 2017, David Li and the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL) hosted the inaugural ThingsCon Shenzhen event. It was our first ThingsCon ever in Shenzhen, and the second in China. (In Shanghai, Simone Rebaudengo of automato already hosts a […]