Founding ThingsCon e.V.

February 19, 2017

We’re happy to announce that we’re setting up ThingsCon e.V.—a Germany-based membership association—to further promote ThingsCon’s mission: To foster the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT. It’s a not-for-profit structure with 7 founding members (as German regulations require) and will be open for new members once the registration process is completed, most likely in […]

ThingsCon goes Shenzhen

February 15, 2017

Our Shenzhen shenanigans are coming together nicely. April will be all about going (back) to Shenzhen and do a deep immersion into the hardware ecosystem that produces most of the world’s connected hardware. Only this time it’ll be much easier for you to join in on the fun as there’ll be a fully organized trip […]

Shenzhen impressions

February 9, 2017

View Source: Things in Shenzhen (beta) from The Incredible Machine on Vimeo. Last November we were part of a small delegation of allied organizations and long-time collaborators—the Dutch Just Things Foundation & The Incredible Machine, as well as Mozilla’s Open IoT Studio—that visited Shenzhen, China, where most of the world’s electronics are made. Above, a […]

We needed a bit of an overview of what happened in 2016 and what’s going to happen next year. We figured it might be helpful to share it publicly, too, even if it’s phrased a little formally. Here goes. ThingsCon’s core mission is to foster the creation of a human-centric and responsible Internet of Things […]

Heads-up! All the recorded presentations from ThingsCon Amsterdam are now available online. Here’s Usman Haque‘s excellent closing keynote: ThingsCon: Usman Haque (Thingful) from ThingsConAMS on Vimeo. All videos are available on Vimeo. You might have already seen this lovely movie of impressions from the two days of Amsterdam goodness: ThingsCon Amsterdam 2016 aftermovie from ThingsConAMS […]

We know there’s a lot of great work happening around the world that promotes human-centric IoT and responsible, empowering technology. But when we were looking for a good overview we couldn’t find one! So we decided to try creating that ourselves, in the most simple format we could think of: A monthly newsletter consisting of […]

A quick shout-out: We’ve just launched a channel over on Medium.com/thingscon with this goal: We see it as part of this mission to highlight, amplify and promote projects and their makers who do great work in this field. From inspiring talks to best practices to smart applications that improve lives: This channel serves to collect […]

We have an exciting few weeks coming up for ThingsCon with four great events in (just about) as many weeks: London (29 Oct): At Mozfest, as part of a whole day of Good Home activities, Peter will be hosting a session titled “ThingsCon: Responsible IoT for Consumer Rights Orgs“. We want to support consumer rights organizations in […]

It’s October time – about the time we get together to plan for next year’s ThingsCon conference, set the outline and let you know what we have in mind to put together. Yet, (and while we teased it already) this time it’s a bit different: We were very much inspired by the discussions, workshops, camps, […]

ThingsCon Berlin 17 is going to be a camp format After ThingsCamp, we all fell in love with the camp format all over again: An intimate setting, highly interactive, with flatter hierarchies. So for ThingsCon Berlin 2017, that’s what we’ll try out: A ThingsCon Camp, in an as-of-yet undisclosed location (by which we mean, we’ve […]