June Internet of Things talks at Makespace

Ersel Oymak is the Innovation Technology Manager at Cisco CREATE (Collaborative Research and Emerging Technologies) with strategy development around TSB-funded R&D projects and project management of £2M StaaS (Stations as a Service: The Future of Railway Stations) proof-of-concept co-funded by TSB & RSSB. 

Ersel has been with Cisco for almost 9 years before which he was engaged in a variety of roles at KocSistem, Enterasys Networks, and Nevotek. He joined Cisco's Enterprise Business Group EMEAR as Strategic Sales Business Development Manager around Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Smart Connected Real Estate, Smart Connected Communities, Business Energy Management, Sports & Entertainment, Hospitality, Gaming and Megayachts & Cruiseliners vertical solutions. 


Rachel Rayns is Artist-in-Residence and Creative Producer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. She’s on a mission to make interesting things happen.

Rachel’s background is in lens based media, creative learning and general lifehackery. Upon graduating Rachel founded Soup Lab: a gallery, co-op project space and motion picture film lab interested in how old and new technologies can work together. Since then she has run workshops at Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art and has shown work at London Short Film Festival, Glastonbury Music Festival and many others.

At Raspberry Pi she is focusing on how we can support small art organisations with navigating investment and implementation of low-cost technologies. Personally she’s working on Zoë Star, a herd of neurotic, humorous machines from an alternative reality. Funded by Art Council England, the project aims to explore how we, as users and makers, engage with technology: absurd outcomes are eagerly anticipated.


The agenda will be:

Arrive 6:45 for a 7pm start (buzz for entry after 7pm)

> Introduction by Mark Cheverton (@ennui2342)

> Ersel Oymak (@eoymak)

> Rachel Rayns (@rachelrayns)

> Networking & retire to The Mill

9pm Close


Hashtag: #iotcam. Thanks to Makespace for hosting the meetup:

Makespace is a community run space, that houses manufacturing and prototyping kit and provides the surroundings to meet, work, build, socialise and do amazing things. Makespace has three main aims – to support existing and new businesses, to raise awareness of and skills in engineering and manufacturing, and to provide a fun place for people to hangout and work on projects.

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  • James D.

    Hi all, I'm a designer working for onespacemedia in Cambridge and I'm interested in the user interface side of iot and how users can interact with devices. Would the is meet up be suitable for me or is it super technical?

    June 6, 2014

    • Chris M.

      I think it would be fine. In fact , I think you should *definitely* come to the next meetup!

      June 6, 2014

    • James D.

      Thanks Chris, I'll try and come down. I'm looking forward to meeting you all.

      June 11, 2014

  • Aaron J.

    FOUNDER OPPORTUNITY! I'm looking for a Maker - someone who crosses ID/ME/EE and has brought physical connected products to market before. Message me and let's meet before/after the meetup if these acronyms describe you (or someone you know). What's the product? Measuring happiness in service experiences. Aaron[masked]

    May 21, 2014

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