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As part of my preparation for my TEDxOldham talk - Internet Thinking for Cities - I ended up collecting together a number of blog posts and articles that helped inform my thinking.carry on reading...
On Friday I spent the day in Oldham. I used to visit the outskirts regularly for karting sessions in an old converted mill, but had never been to the centre. Like many in the North West, it's full of lovely architecture but also a certain faded glamour of times past with lots of scope for ventures new as a result.
I was there to speak at the first TEDxOldham, an interesting event with topics ranging from the graphene research to roller derby. My talk was about smart cities, and I used the opportunity to flesh out some of my thinking on the approach I'd like to see things take. In the process of writing the talk I collected together some links, which I've published separately as a bit of a Smart Cities Reading List.
There'll be video in due course, and in the mean time, read on for my slides and notes. As ever, the notes are my preparatory work for what I planned to say, rather than a definite guide to what came out once I was on stage...carry on reading...
On 20th September a collection of people from across Europe converged on the RCA in Battersea for a day of exploring ways that we could introduce the Internet of Things into schools. The event, KidNet, was arranged by Marija Nikolic and Rob van Kranenburg.carry on reading...
The weekend just passed saw the annual gathering of the UK's Open Source Hardware enthusiasts for OSHCamp. Back in Hebden Bridge for a second year, this time it was intertwined with a host of web talks and going under the name Wuthering Bytes.
The extra dimension to the conference was a great addition, and team organising it did a great job.
Adrian had been asked to talk there again, and took the opportunity to look to some of the challenges of making the different Internet of Things networks work together, and to start a discussion about how to work towards that.
The talks were filmed, so hopefully will be available soon. In the meantime, here are the slides and notes from the talk...