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Sensemakers Midsummer newsletter

From: Manon
Sent on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:34 AM

Hi all,
Summer in Amsterdam is extremely hot and dry, so maybe it’s because of the climate control at the Central Public Library (Oba) that we have a waiting list for our hands-on meetup this Wednesday?
Please change your RSVP if you won’t make it! And those who come, please don’t forget your laptop and an usb-stick and sd-card (the large one) in case you want to use the lasercutter/3D-printer.


This newsletter has some midsummer reading suggestions and a request for our community. We love being at the Oba for our hands-on meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, being able to prototype our IoT ideas using the lasercutter and 3D-printer.

We are however still looking for a location for our networking/lecture-meetups on the third Wednesday of the month. Preferably in the centre of Amsterdam near public transport with the possibility to have a drink and enjoy some food together. If you have any suggestions, or if you know someone (maybe your company?) that wants to sponsor some rent, please contact Manon!

#READING (sources: IoT-Council; @IoTWatch)

More and more articles appearing on the downside of IoT, for example on domestic abuse by the New York Times and a guide on how to protect yourself in those situations by UCL.
The IoT Privacy Forum has released its newest report, Clearly Opaque: Privacy Risks of the Internet of Things. The result of 18 months of research, comprising workshops and interviews with 40 experts, practitioners and scholars, the report is one of the most comprehensive IoT privacy and governance publications currently available.
As a companion to the report, UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has released a short 28-page version: Privacy and the IoT: Emerging Frameworks for Policy and Design


  • ISOC CHapterthon on IoT
    Chapterthon is a global Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters marathon, where all ISOC Chapters can participate by developing a project within a timeline and budget to achieve a common goal for the development of Internet. Once the project is finalized, the best project receives a prize. For 2018, the topic is Internet of Things (IoT) – The future is ours to shape.
  • Just for fun & awareness an oldie:


  • September 13 – 14, 2018, at Amsterdam Science Park Congres Center
    RIOT is a modern open source operating system for low-end, low-power IoT devices,
    The RIOT Summit aims for bringing together RIOTers, beginners and experts, as well as people interested in the IoT in general and decision makers who plan to deploy RIOT in the future. The event combines plenary talks, hands-on tutorials, and demos. Participation is free of charge. All details are available at
  • October 27 in Amsterdam at the Wicked Grounds Venue
    during the Intel AI DevCamp full-day conference, attendees will gain an understanding of how to build a deep learning solution using AI optimized Caffe and Tensorflow using the Intel® AI DevCloud and will have a chance to implement an image classification model on these frameworks using two popular networks. Plus, AI experts from the Amsterdam community will share their AI insights. and of course, drinks and food will be provided all day long throughout the gathering.
    If you're interested, we can register 25-35 Sensemakers as ''Early Bird'' attendees, giving them priority and saving their seats for this full-day conference, since this is a free event where anyone can sign up to, our participants that are really interested in AI topics can have their seats reserved from day 1 of the launched website. If you're interested, please contact [address removed]

If you have any input for this newsletter (events, job opportunities, reading material etc) or... a location/sponsor, please get in touch with Manon!

Best, Ted & Manon

Twitter: @SensemakersA

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