Speakers

Nicolas Sornin - Inventor of LoRa
Future of LoRa

Nicolas is going to talk about what is next in LoRaWAN.

Nicolas Sornin - Inventor of LoRa
Future of LoRa
Benjamin Cabé - IoT Community Evangelist, Eclipse Foundation
Overview of the open source IoT ecosystem

Benjamin Cabé - IoT Community Evangelist, Eclipse Foundation
Overview of the open source IoT ecosystem
Andrew Back - MD, ABOpen
Deepdive workshop on LoRaWAN RF using SDR hardware

As a RF specialist Andrew is going to host a workshop where we will do a deepdive in to the radio frequency specifics of LoRaWAN using SDR hardware..

Andrew Back - MD, ABOpen
Deepdive workshop on LoRaWAN RF using SDR hardware
Claire Garside - Co-founder, Foundation for Digital Creativity
Removing barriers: Empowering communities to make a smarter, more connected world with LoRaWAN.

Claire Garside - Co-founder, Foundation for Digital Creativity
Removing barriers: Empowering communities to make a smarter, more connected world with LoRaWAN.
Maarten Crezee - Managing Director, Xignal
Going to mass production

Maarten Crezee - Managing Director, Xignal
Going to mass production
Frank Beks - IoT Evangelist
Workshop on building a node with WiFi localization from scratch

Localization workshop: building a LoRa + WiFi sniffer

Frank Beks - IoT Evangelist
Workshop on building a node with WiFi localization from scratch
Lasse Licht - Engineer, TRIMM
Going to market in 2.5 months with a LoRaWAN product

Lasse Licht - Engineer, TRIMM
Going to market in 2.5 months with a LoRaWAN product
Richard Lansdowne - Solutions Architect, Semtech
Using geolocation with only LoRaWAN

Richard Lansdowne - Solutions Architect, Semtech
Using geolocation with only LoRaWAN
Fernando Kuipers - Professor, TU Delft
An academic perspective on LoRaWAN

Fernando will give a scientific overview of LoRaWAN

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Fernando Kuipers - Professor, TU Delft
An academic perspective on LoRaWAN
Diana Wildschut - Initiator, Meet Je Stad
Supporting citizen-based microclimate and air quality measurements with The Things Network

Diana Wildschut - Initiator, Meet Je Stad
Supporting citizen-based microclimate and air quality measurements with The Things Network
Thomas Telkamp - Network Architect, The Things Network
Doing LoRaWAN from space

Thomas Telkamp - Network Architect, The Things Network
Doing LoRaWAN from space
Sander van de Graaf - Cloud solutions architect, Sentia
Building serverless end to end LoRaWAN solutions

Sander van de Graaf - Cloud solutions architect, Sentia
Building serverless end to end LoRaWAN solutions
Sven-Erik Haitjema - Hardware Lead, Tweetonig
Workshop on creating PCB optimised for LoRaWAN use

Sven will give a PCB design workshop.

Sven-Erik Haitjema - Hardware Lead, Tweetonig
Workshop on creating PCB optimised for LoRaWAN use
Johan Stokking - Tech Lead, The Things Network
TTN's latest network server architecture and the future

Johan Stokking - Tech Lead, The Things Network
TTN's latest network server architecture and the future
Tim Van Dam - Founder, The Internet of Life
Protecting wildlife with The Internet of Things

Tim Van Dam - Founder, The Internet of Life
Protecting wildlife with The Internet of Things
Selvakumar Natesan - Lead Consultant & IoT Evangelist, ThoughtWorks India
LoRaWAN for smart cities through The Things Network

Selvakumar Natesan - Lead Consultant & IoT Evangelist, ThoughtWorks India
LoRaWAN for smart cities through The Things Network
Jan Jongboom - Developer Evangelist, Arm
Firmware over the air updates using LoRaWAN

Jan will make a FUOTA demonstration.

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Jan Jongboom - Developer Evangelist, Arm
Firmware over the air updates using LoRaWAN
Matthew Knight - Software and hardware engineer, Bastille
Reverse engineering LoRaWAN

Matthew Knight - Software and hardware engineer, Bastille
Reverse engineering LoRaWAN
Jan-Willem Smeenk - CEO, Sodaq
How to build end to end secure devices

Jan-Willem Smeenk - CEO, Sodaq
How to build end to end secure devices
Wienke Giezeman - Initiator, The Things Network
Reflecting on 2 years of TTN and looking forward

Wienke Giezeman - Initiator, The Things Network
Reflecting on 2 years of TTN and looking forward
Bart Hiddink - CEO, Ideetron
How to design ultra low power devices

Bart will give a workshop on designing Ultra Low Power nodes.

Bart Hiddink - CEO, Ideetron
How to design ultra low power devices
Luigi Francesco Cerfeda - Marketing Technologist, Zerynth
How to become an IoT developer if you are a web developer

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Luigi Francesco Cerfeda - Marketing Technologist, Zerynth
How to become an IoT developer if you are a web developer
Alasdair Allan - Scientist, author, hacker, and journalist
Teaching a new dog old tricks

Alasdair Allan - Scientist, author, hacker, and journalist
Teaching a new dog old tricks

What can you expect?

During the conference and the online course we will educate our visitors with all knowledge and skills needed to be an expert in the field of LoRaWAN. We will give answers to questions like:

  • How to build secure devices with a secure element?
  • How to optimise for low power usage?
  • How to build your own gateway?
  • How to setup your own network server?
  • How to build a device with firmware over the air updates using LoRaWAN?
  • How to integrate LoRaWan with Azure, AWS, Evrythng, etc.
  • What antenna to use and why?
  • How to design a LoRaWAN PCB?
  • How to get started with LoRaWAN?

Our visitors will meet leaders in the LoRaWAN ecosystem and our speakers will talk about:

  • What is next with LoRaWAN?
  • What secure element to use and why?
  • How scalable is LoRaWAN really?
  • How to use LoRaWAN with a SDR, and is that allowed?
  • What are the scholars writing about LoRaWAN?
  • What if we put a LoRaWAN gateway on a satellite in space?
  • How does The Things Network use blockchain for further decentralisation and distribution?
  • Taking a critical look back at the first 2 years of The Things Network?
  • What kind of battery lifetime extending technologies are there and how to use them?

On Friday night we will be applying our skills during a hackathon and on Saturday, we will discuss about collaborative networking and more.

  • How to accomplish our goal of a global Internet of Things data network?
  • How to collaborate best with other community members?
  • How can we strengthen the governance model of the collaborative network?
  • What working groups to set up for what challenges?

An online LoRaWAN developer course is included

We want to get the most out of the three days in Amsterdam. Spending time on the LoRaWAN basics would be a waste. That is why we offer every participant a complete LoRaWAN online course in the month of January. You will get access to an online course system that will guide you through the following modules. Including support from our side.

Everything you need to know when designing end devices.

  • What antenna to choose
  • What LoRa or LoRaWAN modules you need to consider
  • How to optimize the battery consumption of your device

Essential technical information about Radio Modulation.

  • How does Chirp Spread Spectrum modulation actually work
  • Why are these chirps so robust to interference?
  • What’s Link Budget?
  • Free Space Path Loss?
  • How can you use this knowledge to optimize the range of your device?

How secure is LoRWAN and what are the weak spots? Learn how to design secure applications and get familiar with secure elements for additional layers of encryption.

Theoretical explanations and hands-on tutorials about:

  • Localization using GPS
  • Localization using WiFi BSSIDs
  • Localization using Triangulation

Three Day Conference

Three day conference

You can come to pick up your badge and grab a coffee before the start of the day.

Johan Stokking
Tech Lead The Things Network

A short recap of the highlights of the online course.

This workshop will be about creating a PCB perfect for a LoRaWAN node

How to create a LoRaWAN node that lasts very long on a battery

PCB antenna, external antennas, shapes, they all come by at this workshop.

This workshop will be about leveraging the end to end security features of LoRaWAN

This workshop will be about using asymmetric cryptography by embedding hardware secure elements.

SDR for some looks like magic. It is not. You just need to get the concepts right and you are off to becoming a radio expert.

Setting up your own LoRaWAN server for small applications

Put the data to use! Learn how to integrate with several platforms.

Workshop on building your own gateway

Go home and rest, tomorrow will be equally exciting!

Doors open and registration is possible for people who missed the first day. Small catering and drinks will be available too.

Wienke Giezeman

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Nicolas Sornin
Inventor of LoRa

What does the future of LoRa bring us.

Thomas Telkamp
Network Architect

Can we do LoRaWAN from space and how?

Fernando Kuipers

Doing a deepdive on LoRaWAN from a scientific point of view.

What did we hear, and how do the technical leaders in the ecosystem reflect on what is said.

Johan Stokking

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Jan Jongboom

How to keep your devices secure from future breaches.

Matt Knight

Get to know all things security with regards to LoRaWAN

A recap of all the security talks we have seen and reflection by technical leaders from the industry.

TBA

How scalable is it really?

Recap of everything we have seen that day.

with drinks

It is time to get hands on again and start putting the gained knowledge to work

One-day ticket holder can register to enter the event.

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Initiators - The Things Network
Wienke Giezeman
Initiators - The Things Network

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18:00 PM - 18:30 PM

Wienke Giezeman & Johan Stokking
Initiators - The Things Network

All good things come to an end!

Pass Pricing Plans

Check out our event pricing below to find the right pass for you.

Basic
excluding VAT
349
This ticket includes:
3 day full access
Workshop attendance
Online LoRaWAN course
Complete
excluding VAT
499
This ticket includes:
3 day full access
Priority workshop attendance
Online LoRaWAN course
Meeting rooms
Course certification
Goodie bag
The Things Conference sweater
All inclusive
excluding VAT
749
This ticket includes:
3 day full access
Priority workshop attendance
Online LoRaWAN course
Meeting rooms
Course certification
Goodie bag XL
The Things Conference sweater
Food vouchers

Community Passes

The Things Network is built upon a great thriving community. We have a lot of love for all of our members and because of that we offer contributor tickets. Are you part of our movement and do you want apply? Get in touch!

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If you want more information about sponsorship, please contact us through the form below. We will get back to you with all details concerning our offers.

Give a talk

We will consider any talk or workshop proposals. If you feel like you have something to share, teach or advise about LoRawAN, get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

When and where will the conference take place?

It will be 1, 2 and 3 February 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The address is Rigakade 10. It is 30 minutes by car from Schiphol Airport.

Can I get a discount?

Yes, if you buy more than 3 tickets let us know. Also, if you would like to contribute or are already contributing significantly to what we do. Please feel free to apply by sending a mail to conference_discounts@thethingsnetwork.org

I want to showcase my products and brand.

We have several sponsor packages that include a stand to showcase your company’s products and solutions. Please sent a mail to conference_sponsors@thethingsnetwork.org to receive the offering.

How can I get there by public transport?

From Schipol Airport:

Train to Amsterdam Centraal, then:

  • Bus 48 towards Houthavens, stop at Haparandaweg or
  • Bus 22 towards Sloterdijk, stop at Oostzaanstraat

Train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, then:

  • Bus 22 towards Indische Buurt, stop at Oostzaanstraat

The total cost is a bit less than 5€.

Is this going to be yet another IoT conference?

No, we focus on knowledge and skills. We want you to walk away as a LoRaWAN expert. We are also going to be pretty critical towards the technology. We need to push LoRaWAN pass the hype. And the only way we can do that is by understanding where it really can deliver value.

Why do you include a free online basic LoRaWAN course?

We want to get the most out of the few days we are together in Amsterdam. We live in a world where we can learn a lot online. It would be a waste of our valuable time we could otherwise spend on making nice IoT applications.

Where should I stay?

We are currently working on deals with nearby hotels for conference attendees. More details will be announced soon.

While we expect that everyone should be able to attend all workshops, if certain workshops get highly demanded, tickets with priority workshop attendance will be able to have a spot for sure. For the others, it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The exact content of the goodie bags is unknown for the moment, however there will be devices, and the goodie bag XL will have more of these devices, or better ones.

Food vouchers are provided with the All inclusive ticket. However, even if you do not have vouchers, food will be available to buy at the conference.

Tickets including meeting rooms mean that you will have the possibility to book meeting rooms during the conference.

The course certification refers to the online course offered to all conference attendees. It will start before The Things Conference to make sure that everyone has the basic knowledge enabling us to go further during the conference. After completion of the online course, Complete and All inclusive ticket holders will receive an official course certification.

Contact & Location

Where?

Rigakade 10, 1013 BC Amsterdam

Any questions?

ask_us_anything@thethingsnetwork.org