It's all about communication - The Perth IoT Communication Network Journey

Tom Zorde

The Things Network User

Posted on 08-06-2017

Below is a timeline of milestones to date. The idea of keeping this post updated is that other community projects can learn from our journey. Enjoy!

14 May 2017 – Expressions of Interest Information pack released
http://zorde.com/IoE/PerthIoTCommunicationsNetwork.pdf

21 May 2017 – Project Launch date and Team Objectives announced to 57 volunteers
Orange Team - Marketing, Events, Media & Communications – OBJECTIVE: PERTH IOT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK IS KNOWN.
Green Team – IoT Sponsor & Partnerships – OBJECTIVE: PERTH IOT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK IS SUSTAINABLE.
Yellow Team - IoT Training & Coordination – OBJECTIVE: PERTH IOT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK IS BEING USED.
Blue Team - IoT Infrastructure & Technical Services – OBJECTIVE: PERTH IOT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK IS WORKING.

28th May 2017 - Project Board, Project Director, 4 Managers and 3 support Managers (Deputies) appointed as the core management team.

31st May 2017 - Project Launch held in West Perth announcing the Mission, Vision and Values
Presentation at: http://zorde.com/IoE/PerthIoTCommunicationsNetworkLaunch.pdf
Video Recording: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/869852384297496576

7th June 2017 Various communication channels are operational
https://perthiotnetwork.slack.com for Perth IoT Communications Network. Open to PIOTCN volunteers
https://thethingsnetwork.slack.com #Perth channel. Open to TTN members
https://twitter.com/TTN_Perth Regular project team updates. Open to public
https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/community/perth/ This Blog. Open to public

14 June 2017 Media Coverage
WA Today Fairfax Media News Article at http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/tech-heads-create-free-internet-network-to-future-proof-perth-20170614-gwqxli.html

24th June 2017 Web site and team emails operational
http://PIOTCN.org

28th June 2017 Sponsor Pack released explaining all about the project
http://zorde.com/IoE/PIoTCN_Information_Pack.pdf

1st July 2017 Blue Team - Infrastructure & Technical Services update held
http://zorde.com/IoE/MasterTechnicalWorkshopSession1.pdf

6th July 2017 Project Update Event attracts new volunteers and sponsors
Presentation pack: http://zorde.com/IoE/PerthIoTCommunicationsNetworkProjectUpdateJuly2017.pdf
Video recording at: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/882539426005397504

16th Aug 2017 Project Update Event attracts 8 new volunteers and 24 innovative IoT Use Case ideas
Additional Communication Channel PIoTCN on LinkedIn open at: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/18128953/
Memorandum of Understanding at: https://zorde.com/IoE/PIoTCN%20Memorandum%20of%20Understanding_FINAL.pdf
Presentation at: https://zorde.com/IoE/PerthIoTCommunicationsNetworkProjectUpdateAug2017.pdf
Ideation Results at :https://zorde.com/IoE/PIoTCNIdeationSessionIoTSolutions.pdf
Video recording at: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/897760850739462144

24th Aug 2017 Gateways online & Training planned
Geographic Map: Desktop friendly link
The Things Network Manifesto https://github.com/TheThingsNetwork/Manifest#the-things-network-manifesto

19th Sep 2017 Security Considerations published
IoT Security Considerations http://zorde.com/IoE/PIoTCN%20Security%20Considerations%20-%20IoT%20v1%20-%20September%202017.pdf

20th Sep 2017 Crowd Funding campaign launched to enable volunteers and community to support PIoTCN
Campaign run at: https://www.gofundme.com/piotcn

21st Sep 2017 4th Project Update demonstrates first IoT use case on donated LoRaWAN gateway at volunteer hosting site over TTN
Presentation Slides: http://zorde.com/IoE/PerthIoTCommunicationsNetworkProjectUpdateSep2017.pdf
Video Recording Part 1 at: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/910806298349887488
Video Recording Part 2 at: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/910887439048179712

20th Oct 2017 Project Closure, IoT Experiential Learning and free-to-use IoT Communications Network across Perth for Innovation, Learning and Demonstrating IoT Value
Presentation Slides: http://zorde.com/IoE/PerthIoTCommunicationsNetworkProjectUpdateOct2017.pdf
The Journey & IoT 101 "It's all about data" Video Recording at: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/921308305477156866
Experiential Learning Video Recording Part 2 at: https://twitter.com/TomZorde/status/921348527757733888

31 Oct 2017 Media Coverage
IoT Hub Australia News Article at https://www.iothub.com.au/news/perth-gets-a-community-lorawan-network-476560

22 Nov 2017 Media Coverage
Talkers FM Podcast at https://talkers.fm/perth-iot-communications-network/