September 24 and 25, tech enthusiasts looking for the future in Internet of Things will congregate at IoT613 in Ottawa, a conference dedicated completely to all things IoT.
The conference will cover IoT innovation across industries, including public sector, private sector, large companies, and startups. On Thursday, attendees can enjoy two workshops: one for designing for IoT, led by UX experts Akendi, who will talk about IoT and user interfaces; the second workshop focuses on developing for IoT, and features Macadamian engineers Joel Lord and Daniel Lanther, who will use a houseplant to demonstrate how connected sensors monitoring water levels in plant soil can generate automated Twitter posts.
The second day will feature IoT experts including Yishel Khan from DOT, as she talks about how IoT is empowering people to take control of their health, and Jim Boland from IBM, who will talk about the analytics of IoT.
“IoT613 has a lot of great content ranging from practical workshops, to panel discussions on the future of connected devices,” said Kyle McInnes, director of Makerspace North, the organization hosting the event, told BetaKit. McInnes also mentioned that there are also a couple of tech events connected to the conference, including How to Hack Healthcare, a workshop focused on bringing healthcare ideas to market, and the We Are Wearables event happening simultaneously. “There’s no shortage of reasons to come to IoT613,” McInnes said.
To register for the event, check out IoT613 Eventbrite page here.