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iBeacon Experience Days

  • Aug 23, 2014 · 9:00 AM
  • VondelCS


Running order : 

1. Viva Travel Companion

2. Social Graffiti

3. Art Whisperer

4. Vit En  - Beeld en Geluid

5. twelve.IO

6. Billboard Stories

7. Bakfiets Finder

8. Beacon PIe

9. Ice Breaken

10. B-Vid

Github :

Side Track/Roundtable Remaining Schedule:

Sat:15:30 - 16:30: Roundtable Discussion: Culture and Tourism

Sun: 10:30 - 11:00: Sidetrack: "How accurate, quick and (visually) intuitive can indoor positioning+navigation through iBeacons be?", Peter Slavenberg, Northern Light

11:00 - 12:00: Roundtable Discussion: Future of Retail and Advertising

13:00 - 14:00: Roundtable Disucssion: Government/Smart Cities

Glimworm, Sanoma, and Appsterdam present the first Dutch hackathon for iBeacon solutions. 

iBeacon Experience Days hackathon is a festival of collaboration, creativity, and ideas. We're joining together developers, creatives, marketers, and entrepreneurs for two days of rapid prototyping and creating brilliant new applications for the iBeacon. 

Building on the success of previous events such as iBeacon Discovery Day, Amsterdam Poetry Festival, and Bring Home the Beacon Hackathons, the time is right for a full, two-day festival and hackathon in Amsterdam, bringing together individuals and organizations from both public and private sectors. 

Themes will include travel, tourism, social innovation, branding, open data, smart cities, promoting democracy, gaming, health, education, and more!

Registration is free, and we will provide food and drinks.

Hackers/participants retain all IP on their creations.


GlimwormBeacons will provide plenty of test devices and the entire space will have Glimworm Beacons already installed - you only have to come with your laptop and talent!

Glimworm Beacons staff will be at the event to provide technical support... we can even solder up a speciality beacon for you if you have a great idea...


09:00 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 - 12:00  Intro and challenges

12:00 - 20:00 Hacking and side tracks

(venue open 24hrs for hackers....)


09:00 - 10:00 Sunday coffee

10:00 - 16:00  Hacking and side tracks

16:00 - 18:00  Hack presentations

18:00 - 19:00 Deliberating

19:00 - 20:00 Prize giving

20:00 - 22:00 Celebration drinks


Food and drinks are provided free of charge at the venue for participants

The venue is open overnight for hackers

Side tracks

On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning there will be a number of presentations by beacon platform providers and other experts explaining different aspects of beacon technology.  If you are a hacker you will not be disturbed :-)


At the start of the event co-organizers and sponsors will give challenges to the participants.  The current sponsor list is below but there will be more coming before the event.


We are proud to have our great partners on-board. 

We still have room for a few more partners. Check out our sponsor pack for more details, or contact tara@

Beeld & geluid 



Amsterdam Economic Board

European Regional Development Fund

Hier wordt geïnvesteerd in de toekomst. Dit project is mede mogelijk gemaakt dankzij het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling van de Europese Unie.

De Belastingdienst


Avro Tros

Waag Society



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  • paul

    Help make iBeacon Experience Days 2015 even better! Give us feedback and take the survey-

    1 · September 5, 2014

  • Martinus M.

    The interviews of day one are looping until tomorrow:

    1 · August 23, 2014

    • dan e.

      app presentations:
      * 32:01:00

      1 · August 26, 2014

    • Martinus M.

      Video's will be available online soon!

      1 · August 26, 2014

  • Martijn de H.

    Thank you all and good luck to everyone with iBeacons! :)'s voting system source is available at in case anyone is interested.

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Piet Groot K.

    We got Music to entertain us during the night

    August 25, 2014

  • Jonathan M.

    #iBED2014 Very impressed with the organisation, the location and especially the results of a 48 hackathon devoted to iBeacon technology. 10 teams came up with some very original ideas, most also produced a working "hack" to demonstrate their concept. Congrats to the Danish wildcard team who made a 9 hour drive here and back and took top honours. Well deserved. But I also hope that some of the other teams get the chance to take their ideas further.

    3 · August 25, 2014

  • Ron van der S.

    Thank you #iBED2014 for an inspiring weekend and thank you programmers for great responses on the @videodock challenge. Next time you visit the Concertgebouw, be ready to be beaconized ;-)

    2 · August 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for hosting this event and for all the delicious treats. It was my first hackathon and it was a good learning experience.

    2 · August 25, 2014

  • Miguel

    very good organised event. Thanks you for you dedication!!

    1 · August 24, 2014

  • Lotte Belice B.

    Loved Social Graffiti, Twelve IO and the Europeana 'audio tour' the best. Nice meeting you all! Our presentations is up here:

    4 · August 24, 2014

    • Axel R.

      Thanks Lotte! Our presentation are little scribble on a piece of paper, so not much use online :-)

      1 · August 24, 2014

  • Martijn M.

    Thanks for the event. Had allot of fun! For people who are interested, here's my website

    5 · August 24, 2014

  • Jeroen G.

    Especially really liked the social graffiti. Lot's of opportunities! Great work guys!

    1 · August 24, 2014

  • Axel R.

    Met some great people and created a spiffy app. In our humble opinion of course.

    5 · August 24, 2014

  • Tara R.

    Hi all! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come join us for the final presentations, pitches, and judging this afternoon, starting at 4:00pm. Our hackers have worked hard all weekend on their ideas--come support them and see what they have done.

    We will also have free dinner, and then a drinks reception afterwards sponsored by KPMG.

    Invite your colleagues and friends!

    1 · August 24, 2014

  • Tara R.

    Tomorrow (Sun) morning there will be a nice breakfast at 9:15. See everyone bright and early!

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • Raimo van der K.

    Can't be there. Good luck. Looking forward to the results

    August 23, 2014

  • dan e.

    August 23, 2014

  • Tara R.

    Here's some info:

    iBeacon Experience

    Github repository (APIs, SDKs, data, challenges):


    Livestream on

    Tunemelt (for sharing Livestream)­

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • Puneet P.

    Really excited to learn more about the possible implications of beacons in different consumer fields!

    August 22, 2014

  • Adriaan

    Is somebody bringing iBeacon-games for kids from 4 to 6? Then I can make them do something else then watching movies ;-)

    August 22, 2014

  • paul

    Still plenty of space for participants to join in the fun, spread the word- this event is not just for developers! We have great speakers for the side tracks and industry experts talking at round tables so people who want to know more about the technology are encouraged to come when they can to learn, engage and have fun.

    2 · August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there,

    I'll be there for part of the time so if you need to free up space for some "full-timers" please let me know.


    August 22, 2014

  • Willem S.

    We're really looking foward to this weekend, thanks Sanoma and Glimworm for organizing this event and letting us (Fosbury) present as a beacon platform provider on Saturday.

    Before we start, I'd like to point out that we have an iBeacon iOS SDK available that let's you integrate iBeacon technology ( really fast. This might come in handy when building an iBeacon hack in 2 days. You can sign up here ( ) We'll be around for support all weekend, if you have any questions beforehand, shoot me an email at [masked]

    Also, we did some pretty cool case studies in the last monhts, check them out here:

    Good luck!

    August 22, 2014

  • Claudia

    hi there,
    I'd love to attend the side tracks on Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, is it ok to step in Saturday afternoon 12:00 when the side tracks start? (registration wise)
    Looking forward to it,

    August 20, 2014

  • paul

    Just got confirmation on three judges- Lassi Kurkijavari Director Innovation Sanoma; Jonathan Carter Co-founder Glimworm Beacons and Doug Thompson CEO and co-Founder dot3, Publisher BEEKn. Thanks to all!

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty at this game changing event. See ya'll this weekend!

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • paul

    Just confirmed yesterday that Sanoma has NU.NL on board! There will be challenges and access to their API - Thanks Lassi!

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Evgenios S.

    Unfortunately change of plans, lost ID Card somewhere in the airport when came from vacation and can't travel next 30 days... so maybe next time...

    August 17, 2014

    • paul

      Sorry to hear you won't make it- if you want to follow there will be live streaming all weekend on­ and there is always Twitter- #iBED2014

      August 20, 2014

  • Miguel

    Very exciting be there!! Can't wait!!!

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • Michiel

    can ibeacon be used in moving cars on the road?

    August 18, 2014

  • paul

    Another warm Welcome- this time to KPMG! Thanks so much for your support and sponsoring the drinks sunday night. Maybe we will have some fun after all?

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Louis E.

    I would love to present our current working prototypes in the rail industry if possiblay?

    July 22, 2014

    • paul

      Hi Mr. Orb- love you album by the way ; ) Sure, we are open to the possibility- contact me via DT @GlimwormIT See you soon!

      August 14, 2014

  • paul

    A warm welcome to new partners - De Belastingdienst, Nederlands Beeld en Geluid Instituute, Seven Scenes and the Waag Society. We are very happy to have you all aboard.

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Tara R.

    Hi everyone! We have some great new partners on-board so far! Europeana, AVRO TROS, Amsterdam Economic Board, HvA, and Rockstart. Partners can issue "challenges" and/or provide datasets/APIs for the weekend to help get the ideas going. Stay tuned for more...

    July 5, 2014

  • Axel R.

    Hé guys & gals, we can host this at The App Academy!

    Jonathan: does this mean you finally have the alleged iBeacons?

    1 · June 22, 2014

    • Axel R.

      Which happens to be at the old Sanoma Media building :-)

      June 22, 2014

    • Tara R.

      Thanks, Axel! Appreciate the offer. However, we've got a great location in mind that we're finalizing now.

      1 · June 29, 2014

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