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Computer vision & IoT

Thursday, December 6, 15:15-17:15h

Computer Vision (CV) is an IoT technology rising in importance, as video sensors and cameras can provide rich data from observing the real world. However, it is a technology that can all too easily be used in ways that have negative consequences, sometimes unintentionally. Also, still relatively few programmers have any experience or knowledge in how CV works or how to apply it, particularly in ways that consider privacy as part of their design and implementation.

This workshop will take you from an introduction to the concepts of computer vision, to using Deep Neural Networks (DNN), using OpenCV, the most popular open source computer vision library, along with the Go programming language.


Ron Evans

Ron Evans is an award-winning software developer and expert in robotics/IoT/computer vision who is very active in the free and open source community. As ringleader of The Hybrid Group, he has helped clients such as AT&T, Intel, and Sphero solve some of their most difficult technical and business problems. 

He is a very active speaker, keynoting and presenting at industry conferences around the world such as MakerFaire, OSCON, GopherCon, RubyConf, and the MIT Technology Review. He has been profiled in the press by Wired, Fast Company, and The New York Times. Ron has published videos for O’Reilly as well as written articles for MSNBC, BYTE Magazine, and the Direct Marketing Association. He was Intel “Top Innovator” in 2017 as well as a recipient of the “Ruby Hero” award in 2014.

Ron is also an active code contributor to many open source hardware/software projects, and is the creator of the open source robotics framework Gobot (http://gobot.io) as well as the computer vision framework GoCV (https://gocv.io).

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

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Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

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Tickets & info

12 / 13 December, Rotterdam | Get your tickets now!

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)


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Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

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