IoT Sydney Meetup

November 2016

Speaking tonight will be Franc on the home automation system he has built and Anand on the journey of creating an open source crowdfunded product 1btn.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

October 2016

Speaking this month we have:
- Luke from Skygrid will be giving an update on progress and showing us some LoRa/Sigfox Raspberry Pi boards.

- Alejandro will be giving at talk on Espresso's family of ESP micro controllers and their WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

September 2016

Speaking this month we have:
- PatCat returns to show the growing possibilities of web-based virtual reality (WebVR) and how it can be mixed with the Internet of Things! Demos shall ensue.
- Boyd Murray will give a talk on IoT deployment in Australia and cover a history of IoT, IoT technologies, hardware examples and what's happening in the Australian scene.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

August 2016

We'll have Craig Murphy giving us a brief history of IBM in the IoT space and their contributions to the open source community. This will be followed by Vincent Abbosh from IBM giving a talk / demo about controlling a robot through Node-Red and IBM's Bluemix IoT services. And finally Andrew Maggio from Meshed is also doing Node-Red sensor talk.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

July 2016

The first talk tonight is from Amazon Web Services. AWS will be on-hand to talk about the AWS Cloud and the services it offers in the IOT space. AWS will also go through some live demos and will have the ‘Simple Beer Service’ keg powered by the AWS Cloud. AWS Account Managers and Solution Architects will be available afterwards to mingle with and ask whatever questions you may have.

The second talk will be from SkyGrid. SkyGrid are an IoT startup currently participating in Telstra's accelerator program MuruD. This talk showcases some of the challenges and triumphs of bringing a new IoT product to market, the technical development that has gone into their first solution, and a small bit of what is next to come

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

June 2016

Tonight we'll have Renald Gallis from Thinxtra to introduce Sigfox, the LPWA network for Internet of Things, being deployed in ANZ (already present in Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland and covering 85% of the population by mid 2017). Renald will present the technology and how to develop a Sigfox ready device as well as few case scenarios of use.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean and Sigfox slides from Renald Gallis / Thinxtra.

May 2016

Speaking tonight will be Donna Forlin from The Yield.
The Yield is an Australian Startup that is using IoT to transform Australian Agriculture. We are creating solutions that can leverage the power of IoT, real time visibility and deceptively simple user interfaces to bring the next wave of technology to the food industry.
We'll also have Shaun Price speaking on IoT and security.
With the explosion of the Internet of Things many are asking for ways to secure our devices and systems in an environment where security incidents are growing exponentially. Shaun will walk us through the threats and propose a model for managing security for the Internet of Threats

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

April 2016

Jeremy Harkins will cover how gaming technology is currently being used to access and contextualise data related to the built environment. By linking live data from sensors and devices and integrating design and engineering documentation to make a virtual space.
Shaun Price will be showing us an LoRaWAN working prototype.
Ronald Haverman will be providing a short update on what the Things Network are doing with bikes in The Netherlands.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

March 2016

The first talk will be from Paul Fox on how AGL New Energy are deploying IoT enabled solar, home batteries and air conditioners.
The AGL IoT team will talk about the use cases, technology stacks and future plans.
Second will be Manuel Betancurt on a proof of concept for a home automation/security solution, based on
Note that AGL is also hiring to expand their IoT team and AGL folks will be on hand if you have questions.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

February 2016

Tonight we will have the usual round up on news over the last month and two talks: - Andrew on LoRaWAN and The Things Network - Justin with a short talk on the new Electron Particle 2G/3G IoT platform
There will a give away at the end of the night for a platinum pass to CeBIT Australia. (

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

January 2016

Dave Glover will be presenting on Windows 10 IoT Core, what is it and where does sit with other Microsoft embed technologies. We’ll also cover security, management, development languages and tools, speech synthesis and recognition, Arduino integration and Alljoyn support plus plenty of demos.

Intro slides from Justin Mclean.

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