‘The meetup that launched a thousand startups’

– Tom Evans, CEO of BleepBleeps


Since 2011, we organise monthly free events around East London for people of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in the internet of things.

We are now the 2nd biggest meetup in the world dedicated to this topic with over 14K online members. N.B.: as of October 2019, we have stopped using Meetup.com and are using Attending.io.

Each event features 3 speakers from a diversity of backgrounds (from artistic to technical) and contexts (from academia, startups or industry) who give 10 minutes talks followed by 10 minutes of open Q&A. We keep an hour free for networking.

Meetups are usually on a Tuesday from 7-9pm and we move to a nearby pub afterwards if you’d like to keep chatting. Sign up to the next meetup!

There’s always space, so just come along if you’re free.

We always offer a free selection of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), nibbles and our famous cheese platter from Courtyard Dairy.

Our events are made possible by our fantastic sponsor Balena and our host Designit by Wipro Digital.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch on Twitter) has been the organiser since 2011.