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The very first IoT Tech Community Meetup @ Reshift HeadQuarters, Haarlem

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Oh yes, we’ve launched our own IoT Tech Community! We’re looking forward to welcome you at the very first IoT Tech Community Meetup on Tuesday the 5th of July at the Reshift Headquarters, Haarlem (the Netherlands). If you bring your knowledge, enthusiasm and curiosity along, we’ll take care of inspiring speakers, free food and drinks!

This first IoT Tech Community Meetup will guide your through a wide variety of Internet of Things topics. We’ll provide you with three top level IoT sessions, where you can learn something new about the Internet of Things. Check out the program for this meetup (more details about the sessions below):

• 17:00-18:00 Welcome with food & drinks

• 18:00-18:45 Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: a new perspective – by Tim Prijn & Peter Hendriks

• 18:45-19:30 The Magic Mirror: from a fun project to a new business – by Michael Teeuw

• 19:30-20:00 Drinks

• 20:00-20:45 The requirements for IoT Applications – Siebren de Vries & Jack van Praag

• 20:45: - More drinks

But off course, there will also be room for the real IoT Experience: take a tour around our IoT office (yes, we have an IoT office!) and experience the world of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality! The admittance is free, so come along and pay the first IoT Tech Community Meetup a visit.

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: a new perspective – by Tim Prijn & Peter Hendriks

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are becoming main-stream quickly. New mass-market VR devices are introduced, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, with exciting new capabilities and a affordable price. And Augmented Reality is possible with powerful new mobile phones, enabling new world-sensing features in the hands of billions of people. This large technology shift is happening right now, at an incredible pace.

What does this mean, besides being cool new technologies? In this session, we discuss the fundamental differences VR and AR bring, and how they add value compared to “traditional” screen based computing. We show practical examples, already implemented, that change the game for education, content creation, training and retail, and discuss overall expectations on where VR and AR will have a large impact in the future. In conclusion, we have some advice on how to look for opportunities within your own organisation, and some considerations on getting your first project started.

With VR and AR, it really makes all the difference if you experience it. We will have the HTC Vive with us with some state of the art demo experiences, we invite you to try it out!

Peter Hendriks is Software engineer & architect at Mindloops. Tim Prijn is Software engineer & agile coach at Mindloops. Mindloops is an initiative by Peter, Richard and Tim, three experienced software professionals. Their goal is to improve IT on a daily basis. Passion, fun, craftsmanship and a result oriented approach are key to our work.

The Magic Mirror: from a fun project to a new business – by Michael Teeuw

The best projects start for fun. The Magic Mirror project is one of those projects that came to mind while day dreaming, and resulted in a project that became more lucrative than anticipated. Even though the project is open source, Michael came up with an interesting business case. Find out how it all started and what new business it generated. An inspiring talk which gives you a perfect excuse to pick up your stalled maker projects.

Michael is an enthusiastic maker, blogger and owner of a creative technical innovation agency. He builds stuff. Virtual and physical. For both business and pleasure. With a business focus on the television and entertainment industry and 15 years of experience in the media industry, Michael’s project focus on a disruptive experience.

The requirements for IoT Applications – by Siebren de Vries & Jack van Praag

The third session of this meetup will be hosted by Jack van Praag (Partner at MetaFactory) and Siebren de Vries (CTO Chess Wise). They will go through the requirements of IoT applications, taking an interesting stand from a technological perspective, however with an eye on the implications for IoT scalability and business cases. Whether you are looking for a benchmark for IoT applications, or have a strong preference for a certain protocol, this interactive presentation will be informative and inspiring. Siebren will navigate you through the protocol playing field and give you a new perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of each protocol, while Jack will motivate the requirements for agile back office solutions in dynamic IoT environments.