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First speakers announced for ThingsCon 2019

First speakers announced for ThingsCon 2019

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ThingsCon Salon Denver, CO: The Future of IoT

The Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) at Colorado State University held the first ThingsCon Salon – Colorado on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Below, we share the team’s write-up of the first ThingsCon event in Colorado. ThingsCon Colorado Salon #1 At our inaugural ThingsCon Colorado Salon, held in Denver and hosted by partner Colorado State […]

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CfP: Riot Report 2019

The Edge of Surveillance Capitalism 2019 is the year of surveillance capitalism. It is not necessarily the year where the dams broke and some dramatic event pronounced the arrival of dystopian reality, but perhaps the year where progressive deterioration and the introduction of this term, Surveillance Capitalism, by economist Shoshana Zuboff, has made it clear […]

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Salon Berlin: Public Interest Tech

At the ThingsCon Salon in Berlin on 5 September, our speakers Katharina Meyer and Kasia Odrozek explored the burgeoning field of Public Interest Technology. Public Interest Technology “We need technologists who work in the public interest,” security researcher Bruce Schneier famously said. And we couldn’t agree more. But while the notion of public interest technology […]

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Recap: Unconf19

This was a special one. We’re just coming back from hosting the very first ThingsCon Unconf in Berlin – and just like it’s tag line, it truly was a System Reboot – on many levels. Pretty much exactly five years after the very first ThingsCon took place in Berlin in 2014, we gathered a small […]

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ThingsCon Salon Berlin: Presentations

Our ThingsCon Salon Berlin for May is a wrap. Below, you’ll find the presentations by Ester Fritsch, Dr. Isabel Ordoñez and Chris Adams. The topics covered range from IoT design ethics to sustainability, circular economy, and green energy for digital services. Enjoy! A big thank you to our speakers as well as Mozilla Berlin for […]

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Salon Berlin: Ethics and the Life Cycles of IoT

Join us for a ThingsCon Salon in Berlin on May 6th to explore two of the more tricky aspects of IoT: The ethics of how to make better products, and the lifecycle of these electronic products. Together with three experts in their fields we’ll tackle two of the more tricky aspects of IoT: The ethics […]

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Resurrecting IoT darlings

What happens when the digital service that powers your favourite smart product stops working? You are often left with a beautiful but lifeless pobject. But in special cases communities form that bring your smart darling back to life. In this Thingscon Salon on May 16th we want to learn from these IoT voodoo-masters.

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An Unconf with peers

You might have followed the journey of ThingsCon over the past five years: from a two-day conference on hardware entrepreneurship in 2014, to a series of community-driven events all over the globe, from a small group of friends in Berlin to a broad and global community of peers that work toward ethical and connected technologies. […]

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Reporting on ThingsCon 2018

We look back at a great edition of ThingsCon in Rotterdam last December. We taped all plenary talks and made a bunch of pictures. Please check them out. Some impressions of the first day. See more at our Flickr. We have a great after-movie, and all talks at our YouTube. In the media Before the […]