Announcing the Sheffield Smart City IoT Hackathon Series

Chris Dymond


Posted on 09-04-2018

Things Network Sheffield are teaming up with Sheffield Hardware Hackers and Makers to run a series of Smart City hacks at the Sheffield Hackspace at Portland Works.

The ambition is to bring open source culture to the act of building a Smart City in Sheffield. This is about being open and inclusive and no matter what your skill level to help you play a valuable role in building technology that benefits Sheffielders.

Sheffield Hardware, Hackers & Makers (SHH&M) will run a monthly hackathon around based on Things Network LoRaWAN technology for a trial period of 6 months, with a view to extending and expanding the series if there’s enough demand. We expect the hackathons to focus on developing applications that use the Things Network gateway infrastructure, i.e. using nodes, sensors, actuators, apps and all the backend IoT services, etc. How this works, and what projects participants would like to get involved in will be discussed at the first event.

The first hackathon will be on Sunday April 15th (11.00am to 4.00pm). There won’t be a hackathon in August (holiday season), making the 5th and final hackathon in this first batch due in September 2018.

The cost will be free to members of the Sheffield Hackspace, and £6 per event for non-members (which also provides access to other meetups at the hackspace during that month).

See the Eventbrite posts for the full list of dates and further information, as well as to register.

And please contact Roy Woodhead if you have any queries.