IoT Workshop - Get Started with the Open Internet of Things

Public group


4 Pentonville Road · London, N1 9HF

How to find us

The nearest tube station is Angel. It is also walking distance from Kings Cross and Old Street stations.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up a new world of possibilities and opportunities. This workshop will give you hands-on experience programming and configuring a device with a sensor that communicates over a LoRa network, then building a simple application to read back and display the data. Harness the power of open technologies to build an end-to-end hello world application!

NOTE: This workshop will be run in conjunction with Women Who Code London - if you are already confirmed via WWC London, no need to sign up here. This is the WWC London Meetup link, to check if you are already signed up there -

ALSO NOTE:' You need to bring your laptop to this workshop.

This workshop is open to all levels, and will include introductions to the technologies involved such as MQTT, the defacto IoT standard for data exchange and LoRa, the long range low power technology designed for the Internet of Things. We will be using Arduino boards to connect to a luminance sensor to provide data. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own sensors to make a custom application.

Example applications that can be built in 2 hours:

- Send push notification when a bike is moved while it is locked
- Monitor trashcans and display levels on a map
- Monitor parking space and show directions to nearest free space

This workshop will be run in conjunction with:

- Eclipse Foundation ( ) and
- Things Network ( )

The Eclipse Foundation accelerates development of IoT stacks using open source technology.

The Things Network is on a mission to build an open, crowd sourced and decentralized data network using LoRaWAN.

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Arrival / Food / Drinks / Networking
6:30pm - 6:35 pm- Brief intro / Welcome
6:35pm - 6:45pm - A short talk from Intel
6:45pm - Workshop starts

Google Maps link - -,+London/@51.5318764,-0.1092935,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761b434702177d:0xa57d854b4bc3d96!8m2!3d51.5318731!4d-0.1071048

PREPARING FOR THE WORKSHOP Please bring your laptop along for the workshop. We will be using the Arduino IDE which you can pre-install before the workshop. (it's free, the donation is optional).

Arduino kits and a luminance sensor will be lent to participants (which will have to be returned at the end of the workshop). You are also welcome to bring your own sensors if you wish.

The workshop will cover the main technologies (LoRa, MQTT, ThingsNetwork), but if anyone is interested in some pre-reading you're welcome to have a look at these links:
1. The Things Network (
2. An overview of MQTT

Food and drinks will be provided, sponsored by Intel and Eclipse Foundation.

Johan Stokking of the Things Network and Benjamin Cabé of the Eclipse Foundation will be leading the workshop.

Nisha Ruhomutally from Intel will also be giving a short talk on Intel's commitment to IoT and diversity.

Weaveworks and Redmonk are also sponsoring this event (as well as other COED:CODE Meetups).