“Things” Update — Fall
Hello again! It’s been a while. Summer is always a unique time in the office and even thought I had good intentions, I neglected to post here. But, I am writing today with exciting news. I promise the wait will have been worth it.
Keep reading to find out more about:
- Open IoT Challenge 4.0
- New Eclipse IoT Newsletter
- Eclipse IoT Day @ ThingMonk Recordings
- All Things IoT @ EclipseCon Europe
Open IoT Challenge 4.0
I am pleased to say that we launched the fourth Open IoT Challenge today! We are very excited about this one because last year’s was such a great success. I have a feeling that this year will be even more awesome.
What is the Open IoT Challenge?
It’s an annual challenge to encourage IoT enthusiasts and developers to build innovative IoT solutions using open standards and open source technology.
The Challenge finally gives you the chance to build the open IoT solution you’ve been dreaming of. We all have these personal plans and awesome ideas, but never seem to find the time to actually work on them. Initiatives like the Challenge give you the opportunity and a set timeframe to commit to.
Make sure you work hard on your proposal; the 10 best proposals will receive $150 to purchase hardware to make their idea come to life. Don’t be discouraged — even if you don’t make the Top 10, you can still win the Challenge. Everyone who submits a proposal is in the running!
New to the Challenge this year
To make it even more interesting, we encourage submitters to make a video or write a blog post explaining why their solution should be in the Top 10. This is optional, but thinking about your proposal thoroughly and writing it down will help you refine your vision.
What are you waiting for — get that proposal ready!
Eclipse IoT Newsletter
We are working on the new Eclipse IoT Newsletter. The first issue will be published at the beginning of October and a new one will be published every quarter. This means that I will now be the editor for two newsletters, this new one and the Eclipse Newsletter!
We’ve featured Eclipse IoT articles in the Eclipse Newsletter in the past (March 2017 issue), but thought there was enough content for it to merit it’s own newsletter.
Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox.
Eclipse IoT Day @ ThingMonk Videos
We were in London again this September for the Eclipse IoT Day @ ThingMonk. It was an awesome event and we hope you could be there to witness it live. If you weren’t there, you can watch the talk recordings here.
All Things IoT @ EclipseCon Europe
EclipseCon Europe (ECE) has been around for more than a decade. Since 2015, we’ve been organizing co-located Eclipse IoT Days with EclipseCon in Ludwigsburg. This year, there are so many great IoT events and activities happening at and around ECE, that we’ve decided to map it all out for you!
Visit the All Things IoT @ ECE page to get the most IoT out of your time at EclipseCon Europe, including:
- Smart Home Day
- Eclipse IoT Day
- Eclipse IoT Working Group Meeting
- and more!
I hope to see you Oct 22–26 at all these IoT events in Ludwigsburg! Message me on Twitter @roxannejoncas if you’re attending. :)