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Sensemakers monthly newsletter Nov.2018

From: Manon
Sent on: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:08 AM

Hi all,

How are you? Preparing your gift-list for the holiday season? Then you might want to check the “smart gadgets creepiness” rating of Mozilla😊
We’re preparing for a special meetup about sensing sound. Goal is not only to share knowledge, but also to define a new project we can collaborate on and learn from while helping in addressing a societal challenge!
Please note the location is changed to “Pension Homeland” on the Marineterrein and change your rsvp if you can’t make it, we’ve got a waiting list.

Furthermore we’ve asked our friends from The Things Network to collaborate on a deep dive into LoRaWan, we’ll host a session together with them on January 16th. They also gave us a ticket for The Things Conference to raffle off during the End of Years drink!
And they were not the only ones, Thingscon supplied 2 tickets for their conference to raffle off as well. Both are also giving us a nice discount!

So checkout these events:

  • Nov.23-24th. New Democray
    A co-design thinking session on developing how to renew our democracy, they are still looking for makers to participate. Register here (Dutch speaking)
  • Nov 30th – Dec.1th, www.brighthack.eu
    Collaborate in a 48-hour hackathon with 250+ people from all over Europe. “Tackle challenges in Crime, Health, International Impact & Education. Meet new people, have fun and broaden your set of skills. First prize is €12,5k (with in total €60k of prizes).”
  • Dec 6 – 7th, Thingscon
    Thingscon is a great conference for inspiration, knowledge and networking. “Now, 5 years into ThingsCon, the need for responsible technology has entered the mainstream debate. It’s time to offer better approaches to the challenges of the 21st century: Don’t complain, suggest what’s better! In this spirit, going forward we will focus on exploring how connected devices can be made better, more responsible and more respectful of fundamental human rights”
    Use TC18_Sensmakers20 to get 20% off your ticket price when you register!
  • Jan.31th – Feb.1th, The Things Conference
    A great conference to get deep (technical) insights on how to get IoT working. “At The Things Conference, we come together to share knowledge about the hard bits; the long development cycles in IoT and the common mistakes that eat up all your time, money and resources. We provide you with the content and knowledge to mitigate risks during your LoRaWAN development”
    Get your ticket with a 15% discount by using: FRIEND-OF-SENSEMAKERS


Let’s get responsible
The awareness about the need to implement privacy & security in the design phase is growing, just as the need for a certification mark. If you want to know more about security or other principles for responsible IoT, the Wiki of the open IoTMark provides a great overview of relevant links:
https://github.com/openiotmark/iotmark-principles/wiki#security
For privacy also check: https://www.oreilly.com/iot/free/files/privacy-and-the-iot.pdf

Best, Ted & Manon

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