IoT Meetup Franken
Tobias and Alex, the founders of Crossbar.io, are the organizers of the IoT Franken Meetup.
Meetups are monthly, usually in the coworking space at the Medical Valley Center in Erlangen, Germany.
The usual format is one or more presentations on topics related to the Internet of Things, followed by lively discussions.
Past topics have included
- security in the IoT
- an overview of IoT development kits
- open IoT hardware (mangOH)
- the OPC-UA industrial control protocol
- Docker on ARM
- the ESP8266 microcontroller
- regulations for medical devices
We find these meetups valuable as an opportunity to learn about what others in the IoT sphere are doing, what users in this area want, as well as what the problems are that they encounter.
In our experience, providing a space where people from hobbyists to professional users from large companies can mingle and exchange ideas freely, leads to interesting and wide-ranging discussions which always provide new food for thought.
Last, but not least, it's a lot of fun!
If you're in the area, find out about the next meetup at the meetup.com page for the meetup
To get an idea of the content presented in the Meetups, you can check out this presentation (runs in the browser).