What we're about

IoT enthusiasts unite!

IoT Hessen is Frankfurt's first IoT meetup. It is open to all those who would like to take part in the development of the Internet of Things – be it as an active participant, as an observer or as a participant-observer. In regular evening events, we explore this new, exciting industry from different angles and in different formats: lectures, hackathons, discussions, and more. Currently our events take place in Frankfurt, but a long-term goal of this group is to organize meetups in other Hessian cities as well: Darmstadt, Wiesbaden, Kassel etc.

Hype, engine of economic growth, innovation driver, technical gimmick: The Internet of Things (IoT) means something different to everyone. But all of us observe the proliferation of connected, intelligent devices and everyday objects. Since Kevin Ashton coined the term "Internet of Things" in 1999, the utopia that computers, sensors and actuators automatically exchange data and control one another is rapidly becoming a reality. This is also evident in the ubiquity of terms such as Industry 4.0, M2M, Industrial Internet or Internet of Everything. More and more traditional enterprises discover the IoT as a fountain of youth for their business. At the same time the IoT has inspired innovative business ideas on which many young startups thrive.

-----------

IoT Hessen ist das erste IoT Meetup in Frankfurt. Es steht allen offen, die an der Entwicklung des Internet of Things teilhaben wollen – als Teilnehmer, Beobachter oder teilnehmende Beobachter. In regelmäßigen Abendveranstaltungen möchten wir diesen neuen, spannenden Industriezweig gemeinsam und interdisziplinär erkunden – in Form von Vorträgen, Hackathons, Diskussionsrunden und mehr. Derzeit finden unsere Events ausschließlich in Frankfurt statt; langfristiges Ziel ist es aber, auch in anderen hessischen Städten Meetups stattfinden zu lassen: Darmstadt, Wiesbaden, Kassel etc.

Hype, Wirtschaftsmotor, Innovationstreiber, technische Spielerei: Das Internet of Things (IoT) bedeutet für jeden etwas anderes. Aber wir alle beobachten die zunehmende Verbreitung vernetzter, intelligenter Geräte und Alltagsgegenstände in unserem Umfeld. Seit Kevin Ashton den Begriff „Internet of Things“ 1999 prägte, wird aus der einstigen Utopie, dass Computer, Sensoren und Aktoren selbständig Daten austauschen und einander steuern können, Stück für Stück Realität. Auch die Konjunktur verwandter Begriffe wie Industrie 4.0, M2M oder Internet of Everything spricht dafür. So entdecken viele Traditionsunternehmen im IoT einen Jungbrunnen, während sich junge Startups zu innovativen Geschäftsideen inspirieren lassen.

Follow us on Twitter: @iotffm

Upcoming events (3)

Rust in the IoT (Meetup #36)

codecentric AG

This talk provides a first introduction to the increasingly popular, machine-oriented programming language Rust (https://www.rust-lang.org/), which has started to challenge traditional approaches such as C, C++ or Go. The talk is structured as follows: After a short introduction, Rust’s essential language features and special features will be presented. We will also discuss extensibility with regard to the module system and the Package Manager, followed by an introduction to the tooling, the community and ecosystem of Rust. Aspects such as available documentation and a short example of an implementation of a multi-threaded web server will cap off the presentation. The focus will be less on theoretical knowledge transfer (aka "slide battle"), but on practical approaches including examples where possible and useful. ***GERMAN*** Der Vortrag bietet einen ersten Einstieg in die immer populärer werdende, systemnahe Programmiersprache Rust, die traditionellen Ansätzen in diesem Umfeld wie C, C++ oder Go immer mehr denn Rang abläuft. Der Vortrag gliedert sich wie folgt: Nach einer kurzen Einführung werden die wesentlichen Sprachmerkmale und die Besonderheiten von Rust dargestellt. Diskussionen der Erweiterbarkeit im Hinblick auf das Modul-System und den Package Manager schließen sich an, gefolgt von einer Vorstellung des Toolings und der Community / des Ökosystems von Rust. Aspekte wie verfügbare Dokumentation und ein kurzes Beispiel einer Implementierung eines Multithreaded Webservers runden Vortrag ab. Der Fokus liegt hierbei weniger auf der theoretischen Vermittlung von Wissen (aka „Folienschlacht“), sondern auf praktischen Ansätzen inkl. Beispielen, wo möglich und sinnvoll. ***Speaker*** With more than 30 years of free and open source software experience, Dr. Christoph Zimmermann is one of Germany’s industry veterans in this field. In addition to his various community support activities including package management for a popular Linux distribution, serving on the board of a Linux User Group in addition to frequent speaker engagements at events such as Chemnitzer Linux Tage, OpenRheinRuhr, etc. he is looking after the user base of the popular in-memory database Redis for the German-speaking countries both as a community liaison and pre-sales consultant.

Quo vadis, Embedded-Firmware-Entwicklung? (Meetup #37)

## Please note that this talk will be held in German ## Während sich die Softwareentwicklung in einem unglaublich rasanten Tempo weiterentwickelt, scheint die Embedded-Firmware-Entwicklung noch in der Selbstfindungsphase zu sein. Um bei dem Tempo überhaupt mithalten und weiterhin beste Qualität liefern zu können, entschließen sich immer mehr Firmen, ihre Produkte zu öffnen und zu teilen oder zumindest auf bewährte Open-Source-Produkte und -Standards zu setzen. Microsoft macht es vor. Ein neues Produkt wird meist mit der Frage begonnen: Welches Framework hilft uns am besten, unsere Aufgabenstellung am effizientesten zu lösen? Dieses Mindset ist in der Embedded-Firmware-Entwicklung noch nicht angekommen. Doch welche Open-Source-Lösungen, -Frameworks und -Tools gibt es heute? Welche lassen sich ganz einfach und sofort einsetzen? Der Vortrag aus dem Nähkästchen eines Firmware-Entwicklers gibt einen Überblick seiner Erfahrungen der letzten 11 Jahre, in denen er als Embedded-Firmware-Entwickler und Systemarchitekt in verschiedenen Firmen unterwegs war. ## Speaker: Roland Domke ## Roland studierte Angewandte Informatik mit dem Schwerpunkt/Einsatzgebiet Elektrotechnik. Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Informatik und E-Technik blieb er stets der hardwarenahen Softwareentwicklung treu und sammelte in den vergangenen elf Jahren Erfahrungen als Firmware Developer und System Architect in der Automotive- sowie in der Smart-Meter-Industrie.

IoT in the Cloud(s): Air Traffic Control, Cloud, Drones & Co. (Meetup #38)

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

We are happy to announce a meetup in cooperation with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (https://www.dfs.de/dfs_homepage/de/), Azure Meetup Frankfurt (https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Azure-Meetup-Frankfurt/) and GfU Cyrus AG (https://www.gfu.net/, an education company). +++ PLEASE NOTE: In addition to your RSVP here, you are required to send an e-mail to: [masked] with the following subject: Meetup2019 if you'd like to attend. The mail must contain your fist name, last name and your birthdate! +++ DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH is responsible for air traffic control (ATC) over German sky and it has ensured safety for manned aviation for over 25 years. Learn how the cloud is shaping air traffic control of the future in the following talks: ### From NEWSIM to NEWSIM Web ### By Tim Gesekus & Jan Fiegert – DFS Learning to fail (and trying again). Architecture evolution of a modern ATC training system. Meet our technology stack and learn how we lifted a 20+ year old system into the cloud. ### How the Cloud makes the Skies Safe ### By Kristijan Caprdja – DFS A new era is dawning for the DFS with unmanned robotic vehicles seeking their place in the sky. Drones are everywhere! And they need assistance! Find out how DFS utilizes cloud technologies to create a safe and efficient environment for all traffic participants. Get a taste of the future! ### Kubernetes on Azure ### By Ricardo Machado – Microsoft https://ricardomachado.net/ Let's run the most popular orchestrator on Microsoft Azure Platform. Ricardo will talk about best practices with Kubernetes on Azure. ### Registration ### To attend the event, you will have to as usual register at the meetup site or by cooperation partner. Additionally, you MUST send an e-mail to: [masked] with the following subject: Meetup2019 The mail must contain your fist name, last name and your birthdate. +++++ IMPORTANT! ++++ On check-in at DFS you will have to provide your personal ID, which has to match to data provide in your registration e-mail. Location: DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH Systemhaus Am DFS-Campus[masked] Langen Check-In at Gate 1 (Tor 1) Speakers: Bio Jan Fiegert Jan Fiegert is a senior software developer at the research and development department of German Air Navigation Services (DFS). He graduated from CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers) with a master’s degree in computer science. In the early years of his career, he worked in the financial industry, developing various stock and derivative trading applications. Jan joined DFS in 2007 and since then has been developing air traffic control simulation software for prototyping, training, research and development. Currently he is focusing on designing a web-based and cloud-hosted application for air traffic control training. Kristijan Caprdja is a team lead and software engineer with the Systems House Unit of the DFS. He has over 20 years of experience in ATC software development and has mainly focused on development of systems for tower applications such as flight plan and radar data processing. Kristijan joined the German Air Traffic Control (DFS) in 2002 and has been since working in domains of flight plan data processing, radar applications, data communication link, middleware and distributed systems, and database design both as a software engineer initially and as a team leader and project manager in subsequent years. Currently he is focusing on designing cloud-based drone management systems.

Past events (39)

The Things Network (Meetup #35)

codecentric AG

Photos (335)

Find us also at