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December Newsletter

Hi all!

It’s been an odd year. Our friends at Sensible Object were acquired in June, #edtech pioneer Tech Will Save Us have worked out a deal with BT (who used their company name for their Christmas marketing campaign!) and others have closed up shop and moved on. Never a dull moment but it’s good to remember many will be relying on those all important Christmas sales so remember you can buy local #iot too!

Green gifts

Radbot (who are also crowdfunding!)

Beryl Lights

For young children and their parents

Primo Toys

Bleep Bleeps

Pigzbe

Line-us

Teach your child to code

Pimoroni

Tech Will Save Us

Kano

SamLabs

Make things

Mayku

Kniterate

Decor

Moritz Waldemeyer’s lighting (not exactly #iot but nice)

 

#attend

Thingscon (Thursday & Friday, Rotterdam)

Use promo code TC19_speakersguest for a 50% discount.

 

Our next event is on the 17th and will feature talks by the Open Rights Group, Balena, Tech Will Save Us founder Bethany Koby and Foundries.io. Sign up on attending.io 

Remember, all our upcoming events are already on attending.io and this is our last newsletter here! Have a great rest of the week and if we don’t see you next week, Happy Holidays! See you in 2020.

 

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November Newsletter

If you read this via your meetup.com subscription, this is the second to last monthly newsletter I’ll be sending using Meetup! So if you enjoy getting these, please sign up HERE.

Our next meetup, our 93rd, is on November 26th! So RSVP now on Attending.io!

Thanks as ever to our sponsor Balena and our host Designit by Wipro Digital.

#attend

Women of Wearables Product Prototyping Workshop (Nov 20th)

3h evening workshop run with experts from TTPMore details. 

Women of Wearables Ethical Decision Making workshop (Nov 22nd)

Morning workshop with the Virt-EU project. More details.

IoT Security Foundation Conference (Nov 26th)

More details.

Thingscon Rotterdam (Dec 12-13)

A 2 day conference / workshops about responsible internet of things design and leadership. I’ll be speaking and it’s always worth it. More details. 

#apply

Sportable are looking for embedded software engineers (junior/senior) so just email them your cv.

As always, there are plenty of jobs advertised on job.garden

Bare Conductive are looking for a business development manager.

#reading

AIOTA & friends have published a paper on semantic interoperability standards for #iot developers. More details.

Hope to see you on the 26th and if not, our next meetup (featuring mince pies) will be on December 17th!

Alex (@iotwatch)

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September Newsletter

Evening everyone!

We’re back to school and back in the throws of ‘interesting times’ but things are carrying on in the community and I’m very happy to announce the fantastic people at Designit have become our new host! They’re helping us stay in the heart of East London, just at the back of Liverpool Street Station.

Join us on the 17th for our Back to School Showcase which will coincide with the London Design Festival (also featuring a growing number of technology companies).

I’m also very happy to share the news that our long time sponsor Balena have received $14.4M in funding and are hiring like crazy.

Now for the news!

#attend

IoT Thames Valley Meetup (Sept 11th)

More details.

Women of Wearables FemTech event (Sep 18th)

Featuring a speaker from #iot startup Adia HealthMore details.

IoT & Smart Hardware Showcase (Oct 24th)

More details.

IoT Cybersecurity Conference (Nov 7th)

More details.

 

#backthem

Technology Will Save Us have a Kickstarter campaign for a programmable game platform. Back them!

 

#apply

Yoto are looking for hardware developers.

Matt Webb has plenty of jobs in #iot startups on job.garden 

 

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July Newsletter

Morning!

We’re in the middle of a very good summer and next Tuesday is our last meetup of the summer and our last hosted by R/GA! If you have a space that can accomodate 40-60 people in Central or East London, send me a message at alex@designswarm.com.

Our next meetup will be a back to school showcase on September 17th, one of our two yearly showcase events so put it in the diary and apply to show your latest work!

#attend

Hardware Pioneers (July 25th)

Talks by Nokia, Telit and Sierra Wireless on the expansion of 5G. More details. 

#apply

Brinc Hardware & IoT accelerator in China (deadline Aug 10th).

More details.

Pitch@Palace 12.0 (Deadline September 16th)

Apply to showcase your work at Buckingham Palace. More details.

#helpthemout

IoT and Standards (deadline Aug. 9th)

The British Standards institute is working with UCL to understand #iot companies use of standards. Fill in their survey.

Consumer IoT & Data Portability (deadline Aug 7th)

UCL are also working on the Petras project and looking to interview #iot companies about their use of data. Reach out to them on twitter at @iotteam

#jobs

Pauline & Jeremie are offering consultancy services using their knowledge in machine learning and hardware development.  Reach out to them.

Balena ***our fantastic sponsor***, is looking for a Technical Sales Lead!

Matt Webb continues to post interesting jobs on his site.

BuffaloGrid is looking for people in the UK & India.

Tech Will Save Us is looking for a Digital Marketing Manager.

Lancaster University is looking for lecturers around lots of #iot topics from smart homes, future living, responsive architecture and computational design, .

Have a great summer everyone!

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June Newsletter

Evening all!

Hope you’re enjoying the long days and will join us on Tuesday for our second to last meetup of the summer! I always like to take a break in August. On the suggestion of many, I’ve also removed  the attendance limit so no more waiting list, just come along!

In other news, some of the community’s classic products are coming back to life. Nabaztag has a live crowdfunding campaign and Nord Projects have brought Little Printers (by Berg) back to life. Fun to see these products not go to e-waste.

#attend

IoT Thames Valley Meetup (This Wednesday)

Speakers include  Arm, Amazon, & Pen Test Partners. More details.

Smart Fabrics & the Future of Fashion (June 26th)

Evening panel discussion with founders & technologists in new materials & wearables. More details.

#apply

VirtEU Design Challenge (deadline June 20th)

Submit your ideas on how to balance personalization, privacy, and the experience with the interests and preferences of different people who live together and apart.The finalists will be invited to present their concepts as part of ORGCon 2019 on July 13th . The winning team will receive £1200. More details.

Remember to check out BetterIoT, our free checklist for #iot startups and share far and connect on Twitter with @iotlondon and #iotlondon

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May Newsletter

Afternoon all!

I hope you’ve got some indoor plans for this chilly bank holiday weekend. If so you might want to add your thoughts to a response to the Department of Culture, Media and Sports open consultation on security and a labelling system for #iot. My plan is to collate the community’s comments and send a response with the names of everyone who commented by June 5th. So jump in!

#attend

IoT Thames Valley Meetup (May 8th)

Talks on printed electronics, NB-IoT, Making the ‘Real’ Ironman, R&D Funding. More details.

FemTech 2019 (May 29th)

Event that focuses on wearable and healthcare technologies targeted at women. More details.

#tryitout

Studio Dott in Belgium have launched an IoT Design Kit

#helpthemout

Sara Leary is doing an M.A. on the impact of #iot on project management. Fill in her survey to help shape her research.

#reading

Diode Magazine reached out and even if they’re based in Australia, it’s a lovely printed and digital publication for tinkerers.

#jobs

UCL is looking for applicants for a PhD in #iot 

Check out Matt Webb’s job.garden

Anderson Young have been working as a recruiter in #iot for the past years.

See you at the next meetup on May 21st thanks to Balena and our host R/GA!

 

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April Newsletter

Evening all!

A little newsletter as you settle into your weekend Netflix binge-watching and we wait for spring to actually materialise. Remember that Tuesday is our Spring Showcase and I’m still looking for about 5 exhibitors. It’s free and a great opportunity to showcase your student project, startup or commercial product.

It’s hosted by R/GA and sponsored by the fabulous people at Balena.

 

#attend

Connected Car Summit (April 24-25)

Talks by telematics data associations, Safety personnel consultants and IoT providers. More details.

IoT Tech Expo Global (Olympia, April 25-26)

They’re expecting 12K visitors! Get 25% off on tickets with code IOTLONDON25. More details. 

Hardware Pioneers (May 23rd)

Talks by Texas Instruments, ARM and Swim.ai. More details. 

Introduction to IoT (Cambridge, May 29th)

Run by Nick Hunn & hosted by Cambridge Wireless. More details. 

 

#apply

Ada Lovelace Institute is looking for researchers and Associate Directors.

Yoto and Buffalogrid are looking for engineers and designers

Tech Will Save Us are looking for lots of different people across sales and marketing.

Matt Webb still has his great list of jobs.

 

#resources

Remember to check our our free checklist for startups: Better IoT

New to #iot? Check out the books we recommend. 

Looking for a woman to speak at your event? Here you go.

Want to speak at the next ? Fill in this form. 

Follow us on @iotlondon on Twitter for RTs in between events!

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February Newsletter

Evening everyone!

Hope you’re enjoying the first signs of spring (mighty early this year) and will join us on Tuesday for the next meetup! Our 85thDisappointingly have not been able to recruit a woman to give a talk this month so if you identify as a woman and are available for a 10 minute talk get in touch!

#attend

openD launch (Feb 25th, Germany)

openD is an open source API for DECT wireless interface design that connects to Raspberry PI and ST Nucleo and will help define the upcoming DECT-5G. More details.

Fashion Tech, what’s next (Feb 27th)

Evening discussion on wearable tech and smart textiles. More details.

Hardware Pioneers (March 7th)

Talks by Microchip, NXP and Automata. More details.

#apply

Starts Prize (deadline March 1st)

A European commission prize (quick while you still can) launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag. Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered every year to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts. More details.

#jobs

The lovely Matt Webb (responsible for ‘Tech City’ as an expression) posts quite a lot of roles over at job.garden­

#crowdfunding

The founders of Cubetto­ are at it again and raising money for Pigzbe an e-wallet for kids.

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January Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!

The more detailed oriented members here will have noticed I totally snoozed on last month’s newsletter so I’m starting with a bang this year! 2018 was a great year for our community. We found a new Shoreditch-based host, RGA. We also saw the kickoff of Better IoT, our free assessment tool for #iot startups. And many books were published by community members (including mine on smart homes!). I also got organised and you can how fill in a form to apply for a 10 minute speaking slot. We’ve been going for almost 8 years now and I always look forward to hearing a diversity of voices (and people) in #iot no matter what stage an idea is at, so don’t be shy. Now on with the latest news from the community.

#jobs

Matt Webb keeps an excellent job board especially for #iot startups

Buffalo Grid are hiring

Bulb are hiring

#apply

Alexa Skills Challenge (deadline: Jan 22nd)

Screen and voice-based theme. $20K of cash prize for the winner. More details. 

Brinc accelerator (deadline: Feb 17th)

This year’s themes are IoT, robotics and food. More details. 

#attend

IQRF half day workshop & meetup (Feb 6th)

Learn about this Czech-based company building low power wireless mesh technology used by British Railways. More details.

Startupbootcamp IoT Demo Day (Jan 23rd)

Get in touch with them about attending.

#resources

The GSMA (who hosted the meetup at Christmas) have published some lovely guides to help you develop for NB-IoT and LTE-M networks

Thanks to our sponsor balena for making these events and this community possible. 

Have a great start to the year everyone and take it easy at the gym! See you at the next meetup on January 22nd.

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November Newsletter

Evening!

Keep yourself warm with news from across the community, safe in the knowledge it’s only 52 days to Christmas!

#attend

IoT & GDPR (Nov 6th)

A half day workshop organised by the London School of Economics and the team involved in the Virt-EU project who spoke at the last meetup! More details.

Secure IoT, Internet of Things Cybersecurity Conference (Nov 13th)

Learn about risks & threats posed IoT/connected devices | understand security best practice | meet leading experts. Use the discount code: IOTLONDON. More details.

IOTA (Nov 13th)

Meetup focused on introduction to transactions work & the IOTA tangle permits as well as the IOTA Foundation. More details.

Big Clown: DIY IoT solution Ideathon (Nov 14th)

From the Czech republic, this startup is organising a demo of their sensor kit. More details.

Hardware Pioneers Startup Demo Night (Dec 6th)

A selection of 15 startups will pitch to investors, partners and attendees. More details.

Thingscon (Dec 6-7, Rotterdam)

An annual conference on IoT aimed at practitioners with a strong focus on offering interactive sessions. More details.

IoT Slam (Dec 11th)

Virtual conference. More details.

#submit

Living in the IoT (Dec 1st)

The Institute of Engineers & Technologists are inviting authors to submit a paper on the subject of realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world. More details.

Hardware Pioneers (Dec 4th)

Workshop run by Texas Instruments showing attendees how to build Sensor-To-Cloud applications using the TI SimpleLink™ Platform. More details.

#backthem

Waalflower, one of CRL’s companies are on Kickstarter.

#jobs

Buffalo Grid are looking for a full stack developer.

Matt Webb is keeping tabs on jobs in the community through Job Garden.

Have a great week and see you at the next meetup on November 20th. As usual, if you’d like to share something with the community, fill in the form on our website and don’t forget to use #iotlondon and follow us on @iotlondon on Twitter.