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Let’s meet. IoT Monkey hits the road!

Initially, this website was supposed to be a blog that covers my attendances to various IoT related events. Eventually it became an IoT news/opinions site. I am still to appear at a lot of various events, starting now. If you happen to be at any of these – come say hi!

When I have started considering getting involved with IoT and stuff I immediately started gathering a lot of research papers, ran vigorously through them and took a lot of notes. I started ordering different kinds of boards and sensors to experiment and try discovering the full potential technologies nowadays bring. For couple of months I have also went trough a lot of old-fashioned books, covering basics in electronics, boards, wiring and all that stuff. I learnt a lot but I have been always feeling like there is something wrong in this approach. Even though I have dedicated a lot to practicing and experimenting, I was feeling the vast need to find out a more academic way of learning and get somehow professional about it.

This is how I decided attending two summer schools dedicated to IoT. There I expect to receive a lot of valuable knowledge, meet a lot of interesting people, talk about “things” and all. I will be really happy to meet you if we happen to be at the same place.

The first one I will be attending is SenZations 2014. It is an event which will be held in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. It starts on 31.08 and ends on 06.09.2014. 

The SenZations summer school has become an annual event on the agenda of young researcher talents across Europe and other parts of the world. Covering in depth a range of advanced topics from wireless sensor networks to M2M to Internet of Things and their applications with support of excellent lecturers and senior researchers from academy and industry, SenZations has attracted more than 400 students during the past 8 events.

senZations offers a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the leading European research projects about the latest developments and open challenges in an attractive area, that is expected to significantly impact our way of life and the way future business will be done in our economies. It combines lectures on fundamental and applied aspects of the Internet of Things with hands-on tutorials and experimentation, providing the participants with a solid understanding and experience to further advance research in this field.

The second summer school I will be attending is Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School in Lerici, Italy. It starts on 08.09 and ends on 13.09.2014.

The aim of the Ph.D. School is to address researchers to the forefront of research activity on Internet of Things & Smart Cities, by presenting state-of-the-art research together with the current and future challenges in building Smart Cities in an efficient and sustainable way, in order to provide a thorough overview of the main topics about IoT and Smart Cities and their envisioned integration. International speakers from academia and industry will give lectures tailoring their research field for an interdisciplinary audience.

The school will include “hands-on” sessions that students will attend in order to develop individual/group projects to put in practice what they learn and to actually build their own IoT application.

Along with the technical program, a 1-day Business event will be included in the school’s program, in order to provide insights from industry and business, extend the vision of IoT and Smart Cities with concrete experiences, and give participants an opportunity to create new connections which might be an added value for their careers and activities.

A dedicated discussion panel will focus on the interaction and the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of Smart Cities and IoT. One of the aims of this school is to allow young researchers to get in touch with Open Source/Hardware platforms in order to have the possibility during their careers to design and develop the next generation of IoT and Smart Cities frameworks and applications.