IoT Meetup at Betaspring in Providence is Tuesday June 18. See you there!

IoT: Boston/New England Internet of Things Meetup
IoT: Boston/New England Internet of Things Meetup
Public group


95 Chestnut Street 3rd floor · Providence, RI

How to find us

3rd Floor - There is street parking in the area and the meters run until 6PM.

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A Maker and a Hacker Walk Into a Bar ...

and they run into one of the guys that many refer to as the straw that stirs the drink in the 'Maker Movement'. He is speaking at the IoT Meetup at Betaspring on June 18.

Keynote: Brian Jepson, Senior Editor, Maker Media

Brian heads up MAKE's book series, which publishes top-selling books on do-it-yourself technology such as Getting Started with Arduino; Making Things Talk; and Make: Electronics. He's also an experienced maker who creates things with Arduino, electronics, wireless networking, and 3d printing.

In his talk, Brian will describe some of the most popular boards that makers use, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone, as well as some upcoming and emerging ones.

He will also showcase some maker projects based on these platforms that illustrate the power and the potential in an Internet of Things.

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1. Carlos Herrera, Co-Founder, PetNet

Carlos is an avid entrepreneur. He thrives in conceptualizing innovative solutions to challenging opportunities, and then creating businesses from those solutions.

Carlos' experience is rooted in autonomous systems deployment and management in a wide range of applications. He has worked with Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, UNISYS and Dreamhammer.

Carlos' work has been deployed widely and covered by Fortune, Forbes and Wired.

His newest venture is PetNet, featuring the PintoFeed device.

At the Meetup, Carlos will share key moments of the PetNet story he is in the process of creating -- from the aha moment, to crowdfunding, a software architects education in hardware DFM and more ...

Core to his story: Creating meaningful value for pet owners and animal managers drives demand, growth and the potential for margin.

2. David Stephenson, Principal, Stephenson Strategies

David has been contributing to the big data, analytics and IoT opportunities since their quiet inceptions more than a decade ago.

David is an accomplished journalist, author and speaker on the topic of technology and its impact on people, organizations and markets.

His latest chapter is helping anyone -- everyone -- to learn the language of the emerging Internet of Things.

Too often abbreviations and acronyms, jargon and inside conversations, can hold markets back. The opacity of the language creates a dividing line between those on 'the inside' and those on 'the outside'.

David is working to insure that this line does not get drawn in the Internet of Things.

In this talk, David will identify, define and discuss a handful of key concepts that are required learning for anyone who thinks, or knows, that IoT might be a part of their life someday.

3. Chris Rezendes, President, INEX Advisors. Rezendes is the Founder and President of INEX Advisors, an advisory firm focused on defining, developing and deploying Internet of Things markets, solutions and companies following Impact Investing principles. In his talk, Rezendes will help define IoT today based on the firm’s recent work building companies in these markets.

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Come learn about the opportunities available to entrepreneurs – rookie and seasoned, developers and deployers – interested in leveraging the next wave of collaboration to create the next wave of life using the next wave of technology -- the Internet of Things.

The event kicks off with networking beginning at 5:30, followed by quick, thought-provoking presentations and demos. Then a little more networking. This is a FREE event. Food and beer will be provided, courtesy of Betaspring (

Thanks to our host Betaspring!

Betaspring is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs who are ready to launch a company and change the world.