April 1th we travelled to Sint-Niklaas in Belgium to do a talk and host a workshop on the Internet of Things. The setting was exiting, because we were invited to the Forum DaVinci, a comprehensive school (state college or middle school) to engage the students in exploring and thinking about the possibilities of IoT. We spoke abut the history of the internet, the early stages of IoT, socio-economical implications and future scenario’s. After the presentation the students selected a workshop and participated in brainstorms and discussions about how they could shape the future. We were amazed by the striking insights and engagement of the students, and to us it proved how useful introducing a concept as IoT as early as possible to young people could be.
Today was the international Internet of Things day.
And since we’re in the proces of starting up ICX (The International Center for Civic hacks), we invited everyone to join us for an informal talk about the possibilities IoT has to offer in Den Haag especially on the subject of civic hacks and what we as ICX can contribute.
Today we presented our ideas on the Internet of Things and Big data together with Rob van Kranenburg at the Living Lab symposium on the 4th of February in Den Haag.
The symposium was organised by Geonovum and the municipality of The Hague.