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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.

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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.

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Apache Kafka & the IoT

codecentric AG

A meetup presented by IoT Hessen & Frankfurt Apache Kafka® Meetup by Confluent (https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Frankfurt-Apache-Kafka-Meetup-by-Confluent/). -- As usual, please register by sending an e-mail to [masked] -- This talk by Kai Waehner discusses end-to-end use cases such as connected cars, smart home or healthcare sensors, where you integrate Internet of Things (IoT) devices with enterprise IT using open source technologies and standards. MQTT is a lightweight messaging protocol for IoT. However, MQTT is not built for high scalability, longer storage or easy integration to legacy systems. Apache Kafka is a highly scalable distributed streaming platform, which ingests, stores, processes and forwards high volumes of data from thousands of IoT devices. Kai Waehner discusses the Apache Kafka open source ecosystem as a streaming platform to process IoT data. See a live demo of how MQTT brokers like Mosquitto integrate with Kafka, and how you can even integrate MQTT clients to Kafka without MQTT Broker. Learn how to analyze the IoT data either natively on Kafka with Kafka Streams / KSQL or on an external big data cluster like Spark, Flink or Elasticsearch leveraging Kafka Connect. About the speaker: Kai Waehner works as Technology Evangelist at Confluent. Kai’s main area of expertise lies within the fields of Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning / Deep Learning, Cloud / Hybrid Architectures, Messaging, Integration, Microservices, Stream Processing, Internet of Things and Blockchain. He is regular speaker at international conferences such as JavaOne, O’Reilly Software Architecture or ApacheCon, writes articles for professional journals, and shares his experiences with new technologies on his blog (www.kai-waehner.de/blog). Contact and references: [masked] / @KaiWaehner (https://twitter.com/KaiWaehner) / www.kai-waehner.de

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Epic fails in the IoT (Meetup #28)

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