Tech Toys for Good & beyond the hype

Internet-of-Things Sensemakers
Internet-of-Things Sensemakers
Public group

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Marineterrein Commandantswoning

Kattenburgerstraat 5, Commandantswoning · Amsterdam

How to find us

Kattenburgerstraat 5, after you enter the Marineterrein, go to the left and at the end of that street to the right. The commandantswoning (Commanders home) is the last building.

Location image of event venue


Every 3th Wednesday of the month we have presentations, open mic & discussions about IoT-related subjects at the Marineterrein.

- Tech Toys for Good - Mari Pinheiro
Mari Pinheiro, a Brazilian product designer based in Amsterdam, creates products and services that carry a message of awareness to today’s most challenging problems (such as the plastic crisis). In this talk she'll share her experience with developing smart adaptive toys that make the world more accessible and fun for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Some of her projects ended with several functional prototypes and she is now looking for collaboration to help scale up. Examples of her projects:

- Beyond the Hype -Richard Budel
Based on experiences in a great variety of projects in 77 countries around the world, Richard Budel, CIO - Smart Cities, and CTO - Government & Public Sector Western Europe at Huawei, will talk about how to create a hype independent framework for smart city (IoT) projects.
Using cities like Gelsenkirchen as an example, Richard will talk about how to implement policy rulings like banning the video-registration of faces (did you know that for 99% of the smart city applications you don’t even need cameras?), and how to avoid issues like the Law of Unintended Consequences, accidentally creating new social issues while using the benefits from smart cities to solve another.

He'll finish up by talking about his personal projects for the coming years, related to sustainability, safety and security.

Open Mic (max 5min pp)

Doors open at 18.30 at Marineterrein (details will follow) for networking & discussing projects.
Presentations usually start at 19h & end around 20.30 with "open mic" when you can share your own story/event/question.


Everybody is welcome: Technical, non-technical or just interested. If you like to know more, be involved or are just curious: Just come to one of our meetups:
- 1th Wednesday: DIY hands-on at the Makerspace in OBA

- 3th Wednesday: Sharing knowledge, ideas & connecting people

- Random: Specials (handson workshops), excursions or whatever comes up:-)

As we want to bring you interesting speakers, who can share their thoughts, experiences and/or wisdom, we would appreciate you tipping us off when you know or heard about someone!

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