Build a Global, Open, Crowdsourced IoT Network
Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
With technology just a few months on the market it is possible to build an internet network for things without 3G or WiFi. It is called The Things Network.
We are on a mission to provide this technology globally through crowdsourcing. We managed to launch a network covering Amsterdam in six weeks. Eight weeks later Sao Paulo, Boston, Buenos Aires, Kochi and Sydney were doing the same.
We enable DYI-ers and citizens to build a carrier grade network bottom up. More doing, less talking. Something the IoT needs to escape the hype phase.
This workshop will tell you all about setting up this IoT network in your area and how to build use cases.
The Things Network
Johan Stokking is tech lead and co-founder of The Things Network. Together with a strong community, he is on a mission to build an open, crowd sourced and decentralized internet of things data netw...Show the rest
Johan Stokking is tech lead and co-founder of The Things Network. Together with a strong community, he is on a mission to build an open, crowd sourced and decentralized internet of things data network. The city of Amsterdam was covered in six weeks. Global coverage is next.
He started programming at the age of 12 and published his first commercial product during high school. He studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Groningen with a major in information engineering and did his internship at Accenture Strategy Consulting. With some corporate experience in his pocket, he focused on scalable, stable and event-driven systems design and implementation.
Johan started The Things Network in the summer of 2015 with Wienke Giezeman. With over a 100 communities worldwide, impact on thousands of people and a reach in the millions, they are committed to build the global network together with the community.Hide the rest
The Things Network
Wienke Giezeman is the founder of The Things Network. He is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open internet of things data network. He managed to provide the city of Amsterda...Show the rest
Wienke Giezeman is the founder of The Things Network. He is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open internet of things data network. He managed to provide the city of Amsterdam with coverage in 6 weeks.
He started his career with KPN but soon after he left the corporate world and founded WappZapp, a video on demand platform providing curated free and paid video. Wappzapp got acquired by Sanoma Publishing at the end of 2014.
Wienke has been fighting for a free and open internet since he founded Startups for Net Neutrality. Together with a group of people he let the EU Parliament know how important net neutrality is for starting online businesses.
He is also the founder and CEO of The Smiths, an app agency, and he is mentor at Rockstart Accellerator. He talks about the Internet of Things, Starups, net neutrality and app development.Hide the rest