Workshops at The Things Conference 2019

Low-cost Antenna Measurement (Exclusive Workshop)

Company: Laboratoire d’Electronique, Antennes et Télécommunications (LEAT)

Facilitators: Fabien Fererro

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

You need to measure the radiation performance of your LoRaWAN device but you haven’t any equipment, join this workshop to discover and practice a low-cost measurement method with fair accuracy.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Know-how for radiation performance measurement and optimization of a LoRaWAN device.

How to prepare for this workshop?

Basic understanding of electromagnetics and radiofrequency is an asset for his workshop.

If you want to test your own device, prepare it for Continuous Wave (CW) mode.

Info about the company

The Laboratoire d’Electronique, Antennes et Télécommunications (LEAT) is a joint Research laboratory supported by CNRS and the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. The principal research areas are carried out with a strong emphasis on applicability; it includes Telecommunications (Mobile Communications, Internet of Things, small antennas, Tags (RFID), and MIMO. The Lab has several antenna measurement system including anechoic chamber, near-field spherical scanner, CATR and more.

Info about the teacher

Fabien Ferrero received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2007 from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. From 2008 to 2009, he worked for IMRA Europe (Aisin Seiki research center) as a research engineer and developed automotive antennas. In 2010, he is recruited as an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic school of the Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Since 2018, he is full Professor at Université Côte d’Azur. His studies concerned design and measurement of millimetric antennas, IoT systems and reconfigurable antennas.

 

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

LoRaWAN Radio Planning – Simulating your network deployment (Exclusive Workshop)

Company: The Things Network Apeldoorn

Facilitator: Remko Welling

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Do you want to know which spot is the right one for a LoRaWAN gateway? Or, do you want to know if the location you have been offered will deliver the LoRaWAN coverage you want? You can simulate LoRaWAN radio coverage before you build a gateway or install a antenna! In this workshop you will be introduced in to the basics of radio planning and learn how to simulate coverage of your gateway before you spend the money of installation.

What will you take away from this workshop? 

After this workshop you will know about simulation of radio signal propagation, have basic knowledge of link budgets, and how to model a LoRaWAN gateway and node in the software you install on your own Windows laptop. (any other OS is not supported during the workshop)

How to prepare for this workshop? 

Bring a windows laptop on which you can run the RF simulation software. The laptop shall have WiFi and a USB port.

Participants should have intermediate knowledge of the LoRaWAN standard, antennas, and dB calculations. As a RF engineer you know about receiver sensitivity and antenna gain.

Info about the company

The TTN community in Apeldoorn is supported by many local companies. They contribute with knowledge and sponsoring to operate the TTN LoRaWAN network and at meetups for the community members. RFSee is one of the companies that planned and optimized the radio network in Apeldoorn. RFSee installed all gateways. Using drive testing the radio coverage was verified by RFSee.

Info about the speaker

Remko Welling works as a teacher Embedded Systems at the University of Applied Science HAN in Arnhem and has 29 years of experience in radio planning and radio network optimisation. His expertise is in many different digital and analogue radio communication technologies like Microwave links, GSM, UMTS, LTE, TETRA, and simulcast networks POCSAG and FLEX. He worked for both commercial and governmental organisations as senior RF network specialist and lead architect RF.

 

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Deploy an offline, private LoRaWAN Network Server

Company: AAEON

Facilitator: Marco Barbato

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

In this workshop, Marco Barbato will take individuals through the process of deploying an offline, private LoRaWAN Network Server showing how quick and easily it can be done by almost anyone with a basic understanding of LoRaWAN.

How to prepare for this workshop?

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms today. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON produces integrated Industry 4.0 solutions, cutting-edge AI hardware, and IoT solution platforms that seamlessly consolidate virtual and physical networks. We also develop hardware and intelligent automated services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide. AAEON also offers customized end-to-end services from initial product conceptualization and product development through to volume manufacturing and after-sales service programs, and we are committed to the continuous advancement of the industry’s management and development processes.

Info about the teacher

Marco Barbato is the Director of Product Sales Management and Technical Department & UP advisor – AAEON Europe and has been for 3 years. Before that, he was with Advantech for 11 years, working various technical positions. He has tremendous experience and knowledge with Embedded Systems.

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Debugging what’s happening at the edge with Laird RM1xx

Company: Laird

Facilitator: Colin Anderson

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Ever had trouble debugging a problem with your overall LoRa network, from the node out to the network? This workshop will review and evaluate debugging features that have been built into the RM1xx series of BLE / LoRa modules to make this task simpler and easier for our customers.

Whether it’s just a case of not having any feedback as to what’s happening or trying to track down where the system is failing, let Laird’s years of embedded LoRa module design and real customer implementation feedback be your guide.

What will you take away from this workshop?

– An understanding of what causes bugs in a LoRaWAN network

– An understanding of the measures needed to be taken to overcome bugs

How to prepare for this workshop?

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

Laird Connectivity simplifies the enablement of wireless technologies with market-leading wireless modules and antennas, integrated sensor and gateway platforms, and customer-specific wireless solutions. When you need unmatched wireless performance to connect electronics with security and confidence, Laird Connectivity delivers — no matter what.

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Implementing LoRa inside the Linux kernel

Company: Laird

Facilitators: Ben Whitten

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Learn how Laird is implementing a LoRa stack inside the Linux kernel. We aim to leverage regulatory domains in the kernel, insuring compliance for various countries – this extends upon the current 2.4GHz framework into the ISM bands. This workshop will review progress to date, including simplifying the HAL internals, use of regmaps and socket interfaces for lower layers. Ultimately, we think it’s a pretty cool thing to do – come see for yourself!

How to prepare for this workshop?

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

Laird Connectivity simplifies the enablement of wireless technologies with market-leading wireless modules and antennas, integrated sensor and gateway platforms, and customer-specific wireless solutions. When you need unmatched wireless performance to connect electronics with security and confidence, Laird Connectivity delivers — no matter what.

Info about the teacher

Ben Whitten has been with Laird for 5+ years. He is a Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer. He has shown a wealth of experience with Embedded Software & Embedded Systems.

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Low Power LoRa (Exclusive Workshop)

Company: SODAQ

Facilitator: Jan Willem Smeenk

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

LoRa stands for Low Power/Long Range. But what does it take to build a device that is really low power? We have three principles: Sleep when you can, Work only when you have to and only communicate briefly.

What will you take away from this workshop?

A better understanding of how to build LoRa devices that run on batteries for months or years or even better: run without batteries at all!

How to prepare for this workshop?

No preparation required.

Info about the company

SODAQ is a very early adopter of LoRa (we started with the technology 5 years ago) and we have always been closely involved in The Things Network. We make development boards like the SODAQ ONE and the ExpLoRer which is the board of choice in the LoRaWAN academy program.

What drives SODAQ is the passion to create scalable electronics solutions that work anywhere. They have implemented projects throughout developing countries, from Peru to Sri Lanka, and we will continue working where they can have the highest impact.

Info about the teacher

Jan Willem Smeenk is the founder and CEO of SODAQ.

 

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Connecting IoT devices to FIWARE using LoRaWAN and The Things Network

Company: Atos

FacilitatorDaniel Calvo & Adrian Arroyo

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

FIWARE is an open-source initiative that aims to create a platform to leverage on the combination of disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data or Cloud architectures. This workshop will be a hands-on session focused on the interconnection of LoRaWAN STMicroelectronics boards to a complete FIWARE instance through TTN and the creation of a fashionable application to visualize and explore data.

What will you take away from this workshop? 

Integration of IoT devices using LoRaWAN communication protocol and The Things Network stack is possible with a specific IoT Agent which you can get here! Within this workshop, the following aspects will be covered:

– Introduction to FIWARE platform.

– Detailed technical presentation of the integration, including possible use-cases and applications in multiple domains.

– Hands-on session including the deployment of a complete FIWARE instance, connecting real hardware STMicroelectronics boards using LoRaWAN through a gateway and TTN stack.

– Creation a fashionable application to visualize and explore data.

How to prepare for this workshop?

In order to follow the practical part of the workshop, attendees shall have a laptop running a Linux based operating system, preferably Ubuntu.

To keep things simple, software components will be run using Docker and Docker Compose. These prerequisites should be installed following https://docs.docker.com/install/ and https://docs.docker.com/compose/install/.

Although the contents of the workshop will be self-contained, it is strongly recommended to have basic knowledge about:

– Docker and Docker-compose (including Compose YAML syntax).

– C/C++ programming.

 

Other preparations:

 

Info about the company

Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With almost 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

Info about the teachers

Daniel Calvo obtained his master degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering by the University of Cantabria in 2009. In 2011, he co-founded TedCas, a startup that was funded by Telefonica through Wayra initiative. He was part of the technical team that designed and implemented TedCas technology which is currently available in the market. In 2015, he joined the Internet of Everything Lab of Atos Research & Innovation (ARI). Since then, he has been focused on the secure application of Internet of Things technologies in two different domains: connected vehicles and energy-related systems.

Adrian Arroyo is a computer science engineer that has a master’s degree in Intelligent Interactive Systems studied in Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he cultivated knowledge in Machine learning, Computer Vision and Robotics among other topics. With previous experience working in image processing and image classification, he is currently working as a developer and researcher in the Internet of Everything Lab in Atos Research and Innovation (ARI), where he is involved in the development of several projects of the European Commission related to the IoT (Internet of Things).

 

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Remotely monitoring and updating your RPi gateway with Pi Supply and Balena

Company: Pi Supply & Balena

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

 

What will you take away from this workshop?

– How to remotely monitor and update your RPi gateway

How to prepare for this workshop?

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

Pi Supply is a creator of innovative accessories for Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, Arduino and more. They are reducing the barriers to entry into IoT technologies such as LoRa through cheaper and more user-friendly products which are versatile and hackable. They recently successfully funded a LoRa Gateway HAT and nodes for the Raspberry Pi and other boards on Kickstarter. Visit their stand to find out more!

Balena is a complete set of tools for building, deploying, and managing fleets of connected Linux devices. We provide infrastructure for fleet owners so they can focus on developing their applications and growing their fleets with as little friction as possible.

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Disrupt any business with TTN, Google Sheet and Zapier

Company: Skiply

Facilitator: Jérôme Chambard

Available spots: 20

Duration: 45 minutes

Many people think that IoT requires highly skilled engineers to build a “serious” business app. We will demonstrate how to setup a functional and scalable app (real use case with immediate ROI) with a Smilio Action button connected to TTN, and simple tools like Google Sheet and Zapier.

What will you take away from this workshop? 

How to connect data from LoRaWAN sensors to any third-party app without a single line of code.

How to leverage the power of Google Sheet to build application backends that are user-friendly.

How to prepare for this workshop? 

Having a Zapier account and a Google Drive access is recommended.

We will use Smilio Action for the demo, but we will provide a web simulator for people who do not have their own device.

Info about the company

Skiply is a French company providing a full range of real-time solutions that help companies measure customer satisfaction, simplify client/supplier relations, create smart living and working environments. Thanks to the Internet Of Things, our survey terminals and action buttons interact with the real world and collect millions of data each year. More than 200 customers from all businesses and countries rely on us and use our connected buttons in order to act and make progress.

Among them: Vinci Airports, Engie, GSF, E.Leclerc, Sanofi, ISS, Sodexo, Somfy…

Info about the teacher

An engineer by training, Jérôme Chambard is a specialist in data analysis. In 2006, he started up his first business and created Eureos (now called Webmecanik), one of the European leaders in Marketing Automation. In April 2015, with his managing partner Sébastien Moulis, he co-founded Skiply in order to apply web-based methods to “real world” situations. Three years after its creation, Skiply collects and analyses millions of customer feedback each year and helps companies to act and make progress.

 

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Realize your IoT use case with the free programmable XDK

Company: Bosch

Facilitator: Reiner Schmohl & Martin Clement

Duration: 45 mins

Available Spots: 20 maximum

You want to get to know a device you can realize all your IoT use cases or proof of concepts with? Then there is no way around our XDK workshop. The XDK has 8 built in sensors and is free programmable. Via an extension board you can extend the functionality of the XDK and connect it for example to a LoRa backend. Get to know the “innovator of the year” winner 2018!

What will you take away from this workshop?

You will get deep insights into a highly professional prototyping kit, the XDK.

You will get to know the programming language Mita.

Get to know an additional new product of Bosch.

How to prepare for this workshop? 

No preparation required.

Info about the company

The Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions (BCDS) GmbH is an IoT company. The BCDS is a start-up with the technical background of a global player. With 4 domains BCDS pushes the limits of the connected world. You will get insight into Connected Mobility & the Cross Domain.

Info about the teachers

Reiner Schmohl – Since 2016 he is the product manager of the XDK. He fascinates with his passion and dedication, which he puts into the XDK every day.

Martin Clement – Programming and software specialist. He is part of the development team from the XDK. Martin knows the programming language “Mita” and is our expert regarding the XDK workbench.

 

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Build your own LoRaWAN device, from prototype to commercial

Company: RAK Wireless

Facilitator: Kinson Chan & Steven Tang

Available spots: 20 maximum

Duration: 45 mins

With RAK building block, we guide you hands on the preparation, setup as well connecting through TTN to the backend cloud.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Hands on experience on RAK kits.

Successfully connecting the devices to TTN

Free sample LoRa kits from RAK.

How to prepare for this workshop?

A computer

Basic understanding of LoRaWAN

Engineering hands on capability

Info about the company

RAK strives for the best helping our customers accelerating the IoT Applications Time-to-Market. RAK has the mission for creating the industry leading market-oriented and easy-to-use lego-like IoT building blocks, with highest quality for sensors, computing and connectivity which accelerate the diverted IoT applications from prototype to commercial.

It is called, IoT Made Easy.

Info about the teachers

Kinson Chan – COO of RAKwireless.  Kinson has extensive experience in the LoRaWAN industry. He participates on LoRaWAN development in many countries, especially focus on the development of the IOT ecosystem.

Steven Tang – Product Manager of RAK. Steven is specialized in IOT product development as well as 8years product and project solution experience. He focusses on the software development of gateway and node device. He is also familiar to the architecture of application cloud server of IOT.

 

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

mcf88 Industrial Sensors

Company: mcf88

Facilitator: Franco Zampicinini

Duration: 30 mins

Take a look mcf88 industrial sensors: Modbus, Analog and digital I/O to LoRaWAN.

Features, configuration tools, payload decryption, live demo, enabled IoT platforms.

What will you take away from this workshop? 

Overview on products and their use cases. General knowledge on their deployment.

How to prepare for this workshop? 

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

mcf88 is an Italian company focused on IoT devices design and production. Lora Alliance adopter since 2015. Strengths of the company are innovation, quality, proactivity and support. mcf88 is proud to be a TTN conference 2019 sponsor.

Info about the teachers

Franco Zampicinini is a Senior Hardware Design Engineer with near 20 years of experience in digital, analog and power electronics and project management.

 

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mcf88 Environmental Sensors

Company: mcf88

Facilitator: Andrea Raumer

Duration: 30 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Take a look mcf88 environmental sensors: temperature, pressure, humidity, air quality, CO2 level.

Features, configuration tools, payload decryption, live demo, enabled IoT platforms.

What will you take away from this workshop? 

Overview on products and their use cases. General knowledge on their deployment.

How to prepare for this workshop? 

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

mcf88 is an Italian company focused on IoT devices design and production. Lora Alliance adopter since 2015. Strengths of the company are innovation, quality, proactivity and support. mcf88 is proud to be a TTN conference 2019 sponsor.

Info about the teacher

Andrea Raumer has been a R&D Engineer for 18 years. In his career, he has worked in various industries: automotive, automation, electronic payments, and recently has added IoT to his list. All of them share his passion for Radio Frequencies. He is also a Product Engineer specialized on hardware.

 

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LoRaWAN Getting Started: Setting up the end-node device

Company: Stackforce

Facilitator: Patrick Weber

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

A ‘Getting started’ training about how to deploy a LoRaWAN end-node device utilizing the LoRaWAN end-node stack by the stack maintainer. This also includes some tips and good insights about LoRaWAN universe.

What will you take away from this workshop?

– Sufficient knowledge to setup the LoRaWAN end-node device on their own

– Good understanding of LoRaWAN universe

– Tips and ideas for development LoRaWAN based applications

How to prepare for this workshop?

– C programming knowledge

– Basic knowledge of LoRaWAN or simply just LPWAN

– PC with the following components pre-installed:

– VS Code (editor), GCC compiler (arm-none-eabi), OpenOCD, CMake, make, Node-RED

– see here.

Info about the company

STACKFORCE is one of the leading experts for development of embedded software and networking solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

STACKFORCE offers software and solutions for various sectors and applications. It supports all common radio standards, just like Wireless M-Bus, LoRa™/LoRaWAN™, Sigfox and 6LoWPAN, to name a few examples.

Info about the teachers

Patrick Weber is an Embedded Software Engineer at STACKFORCE GmbH. He is mainly involved at the architecture planing and development of various network stacks. Especially at LoRaWAN™ he published a paper with the title “IPv6 over LoRaWAN™”. Before his career at STACKFORCE GmbH he worked in the development department at MSC Technologies. He graduated from the University of Offenburg with B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and M.Sc. in Computer Science.

 

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Let’s go for scale! Develop your chip-down LoRaWAN product with high level security

Company: Microchip

Facilitator: Gregory Demont & Ian Pearson

Duration: 2 hours

In this workshop, you will learn how to connect the industry’s lowest-power LoRa® system-in-package family, the SAM R34, to The Things Network Cloud infrastructure with secure key storage and simple provisioning. Through six different lab exercises, attendees will discover the multiple LoraWAN™ firmware options that enable the most popular LPWAN applications (i.e. street lighting, metering, trackers, smart home and car parking) through real life uses cases, built by the same hardware set and free software stack.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Discover the SAMR34/35 Single chip chip down which integrates an ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontroller with sub-GHz RF LoRa transceiver and complemented by a comprehensive software library. You will use the Microchip LoRaWAN Stack to interact with the TTN dashboard.

How to prepare for this workshop?

– Level of Labs: from beginner to intermediate

– Skills required: C programming, Atmel Studio, Embedded software, LoRaWAN basics

Follow this guideline to install the required software on the computer.

Info about the company

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market.

The company’s solutions serve more than 130,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

Info about the teacher

Gregory Demont is a Senior Field Application Engineer at Microchip. He has been in this position with Microchip for 3 years. He has worked at Fujitsu and Avnet Memec as a Field Application Engineer before moving to a senior position at Microchip. He has displayed a wealth of knowledge and experience with Microcontrollers and Semiconductors.

Ian Pearson is a Principal Applications Engineer at Microchip and has been with Microchip for almost two decades. There, he has developed and exhibited a wealth of knowledge and experience with Semiconductors, Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems.

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Interactive Q&A about the LoRaWAN stack

Company: Semtech

Facilitator: Miguel Luis

Available spots: 20 maximum

Duration: 45 mins

In this interactive Q&A session, Miguel Luis of Semtech tells all…that you want to hear! This session is structured purely around the content that YOU want to hear as you will have the opportunity to ask the talent at Semtech whatever you want to know.

How to prepare for this workshop?

– LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

Semtech is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms. Through our advanced technology platforms, Semtech is enabling mission critical applications for three of the industry’s fastest growing markets: Internet of Things, Data Centers and Mobility.

Info about the teacher

Miguel Luis is a Senior Applications Engineer at Semtech. He has been with Semtech for 13 years and has a wealth of experience with Embedded Systems & Microcontrollers.

 

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Python and LoRaWAN: from “Hello World” to professional IoT applications

Company: Zerynth

Facilitator: Luigi Francesco Cerfeda & Gabriele Montelisciani

Duration: 45 minutes

Available spots: 20 maximum

The Zerynth team will show you how to develop LoRaWAN-based Industrial IoT applications using Python on low-cost microcontrollers!

Zerynth (www.zerynth.com) is a software that simplifies IoT development providing an easy and efficient way to program the most popular 32-bit microcontrollers in Python and connect them to the top Cloud infrastructures, with high-level standards of security. Zerynth tools are helping thousands of developers around the world to develop new IoT products and Industry 4.0 applications with reduced costs and improved time-to-market.

What will you take away from this workshop? 

During the workshop, you’ll learn how to use Zerynth on Xinabox (www.xinabox.cc), a low-cost development kit for fast prototyping, and 4ZeroBox (www.thingsoninternet.it/4zeroplatform), a flexible and powerful solution for industrial IoT applications.

How to prepare for this workshop? 

LoRaWAN basics required.

Engineers, programmers, designers, and IoT professionals are welcome!

Laptop required.

Info about the company 

Zerynth provides developers with an ecosystem of software tools to program microcontrollers in Python and connect them to the Cloud. Zerynth reaches beyond embedded engineers to also offer desktop applications developers, product designers, web developer, and IoT system integrators a complete set of high-quality development tools to program microcontrollers and develop IoT solutions using Python.

Info about the teachers

Gabriele Montelisciani – Gabriel is the Co-Founder & current CEO of Zerynth. He was also the Co-Founder of the company ‘Things on Internet’ and served as the Director after its inception.

Luigi Francesco Cerfeda – Luigi is a hands-on Biomedical Engineer ready for rapid prototyping concepts and ideas, with an emphasis on making computing technologies more user-friendly. However, he started with Zerynth almost four years ago as a collaborator, where he bridged technical development of the product with the marketing operations. After that, he moved to business development before becoming the Head of Marketing, which he currently is.

 

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How to Distinguish and Build Outdoor and Carrier Grade Gateways (Exclusive Workshop)

Company: Tektelic

Facilitator: Roman Nemish

Available spots: 20 maximum

Duration: 45 minutes

 

What will you take away from this workshop?

TEKTELIC will discuss the Carrier Grade design criteria that must be considered when developing LoRaWAN equipment for Service Providers. Meeting these criteria is critical to ensure long term network operating costs are minimized. This includes de-rating of critical components and design parameters and failure-mode analysis to ensure reliability and life expectancy of the product are optimized. The presentation will address the topics of RF interference mitigation, which is critical for equipment that needs to be co-located with other wireless technologies, and mechanical design, which is needed to ensure products can withstand severe weather conditions, including continental, tropical and subarctic environments.

How to prepare for this side session?

– LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

TEKTELIC is a premier supplier of best-in- class LoRaWAN™ IoT Gateways, Sensors and custom applications. These elements combined provide a powerful end-to- end solution that can be easily, quickly and cost effectively deployed to address the most demanding IoT user requirements. With a growing portfolio of products TEKTELIC has solutions to address most global ISM frequency bands and its products can address a wide variety of vertical applications ranging from enterprise and commercial deployments to service provider and industrial solutions.

Info about the teacher

Roman Nemish is TEKTELIC Co-founder and President with over 23 years of experience in wireless and telecommunication industries. Before starting TEKTELIC in early 2009 Roman worked at Nortel for 14 years staring as a System Engineer and later as Radio and Basestation Architect for 2G – 4G wireless technologies. He is a proven team leader with balance of strategic, technical, financial and team management expertise who creates an inspiring, fast-paced, winning team culture. Roman has a strong track record of developing numerous high value and innovative 2G – 5G, IoT and custom air interface wireless solutions. Roman key focus is creating real value for customers, employees and shareholders.

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LoRaWAN Certify your device. Bring your device and run part of the LoRaWAN Certification process at IMST’s booth.

Company: IMST

Duration: 15 minutes

When: Continuously both days at IMST’s booth

Come and certify your device at IMST’s booth at any point during both conference days.

How to prepare for this workshop?

LoRaWAN basics required

Bring a LoRaWAN device

Info about the company

IMST GmbH is a competence centre and professional development house for high-frequency circuits, wireless modules, and communications systems. We provide individualized support to any customer during every phase of product development, from initial consulting to series production. IMST has the added resources of critical partnerships in the commercial marketplace and in the publicly sponsored research sector.

IMST is leading innovator  of digital communications technology. We offer prototypes of localisation and positioning systems based on ultra-wide band technology.  We create solutions by designing and producing both hybrid and fully integrated circuits for our customers.  IMST GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001:2008. The laboratories of the IMST test centre are accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

 

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Measure your device’s power usage (Side Session)

Company: Qoitech

Duration: 15 minutes

When: Continuously both days at Qoitech’s booth

Come and measure your LoRaWAN device’s power usage and get a chance to talk to Qoitech on possibilities to make your device more efficient.

How to prepare for this workshop?

Bring your own IoT device with a battery voltage between 0,5 – 5V (check the tech spec of Otii to see if it matches).

If you want to sync debug logs with power consumption make sure that the UART Tx is exposed as 0.64mm square pin on your IoT device.

Info about the company

We want to enable all developers throughout the stack and their companies, big and small, to energy optimize their devices and apps. No more firefighting – just faster development cycle and higher product quality.

With this thought in mind we’ve created our Otii – a very intuitive and affordable solution for every developer’s desk.

We’ve been on the market since July 2017, with happy customers from 30+ countries, from makers to fortune 500 companies.

Our team consists of highly skilled individuals, HW, SW and system engineers within the area of embedded engineering, HW design, IoT connectivity, with focus on product development and maintenance, customer service and tech content creation. In addition we have a driven marketer and of course our management team. The team foundation lies in over twenty years of experience in developing energy optimized smart devices for telecom market.

 

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Create the LoRa Mesh Network with Pymesh and LoPy

Company: Pycom

Facilitator: Catalin Ioana

Duration: 45 minutes

Available spots: 20 maximum

Create a decentralized LoRa Mesh, on the spot, at The Things Conference using the Pycom LoPy4 modules. Just deploy LoRa nodes and data will travel to the Cloud over the best path. Forget about gateways and infrastructure.

What will you take away from this workshop?

– Knowledge about deploying a LoRa Mesh using Pycom Lopy4 modules.

– Perks: A chance to take away Lopy4+Expansion board+LoRa antenna.

How to prepare for this workshop?

General network knowledge, in particular topologies star vs. mesh comparison.

Laptop with USB port and a software application able to connect to USB/serial ports(Serial Terminals), like minicom (Linux/macOS) or realterm(Windows).

LoRaWAN Basics required.

Optional:

Info about the company

Pycom 

OUR VISION

We help people like you develop connected things. Fast. Simple. Efficient. Then we help you get them to the people you make them for. Efficient. Simple. Fast.

What things? Anything you can think of. Anything that connects things to people and people to networks.

We lead by example. A dynamic multi-cultural, open minded and young-at-heart management team. A hardened crew of roll-your-sleeves-up, have-at-it telecommunications and consumer electronics experts. All laser-focused on your best interests. GO INVENT!

Info about the teacher

Catalin Ioana – R&D Engineer on LoRa Mesh within Pycom; Technology enthusiast with 15 years experience on Embedded Systems (Startup Co-Founder, Consultant, Tech Team Leader, Software Architect, Teaching Assistant, IEEE Awarded Student, MSc Computer Science).

 

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Integrate your TheThingsNetwork devices in Azure IoT Central in minutes

Company: Microsoft Azure

Facilitator: Luca Drula

Duration: 1 hour

Available spots: 20 maximum

Integrating a The Things Network device with Azure IoT Central:So, you have a device connected to The Things Network excellent, now what can you do with the data your device is sending.  What if you could easily visualize the data, set rules and execute workflows, export data to other Azure services, and what if all this was incredibly easy.  It is if you utilize Azure IoT Central a powerful cloud based IoT data service provided by Microsoft Azure.  Learn how to connect your Things Network device to IoT Central utilizing the Open Source Azure IoT Central Device Bridge.  During this workshop you will learn how to connect a LoRaWAN device to Azure IoT Central and how Azure IoT Central can help you manage the data from all your things!

What will you take away from this workshop?

Participants will learn how to connect The Things Network devices to Azure IoT Central.  After the workshop you will have all the knowledge and tools to integrate Azure IoT Central into your IoT solution.  After this workshop participants will have knowledge on:

  • Creating an Azure IoT Central application
  • Deploying the Azure IoT Central Device Bridge
  • Adding devices from The Things Network to IoT Central
  • Visualizing and utilizing the data from your devices on Azure IoT Central

All the tools and code used in this workshop will be available on Github for easy access after the conference.

How to prepare for this workshop?

No pre-requisites.

Laptop required.

You can check out the Open Source repository that will be used during the workshop to get familiar with it.

Info about the company

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

Info about the teacher

Luca Drula – Luca is a developer on the Azure IoT Central service based in Italy. Luca has experience in helping customers connect their devices to Azure IoT and build custom solutions featuring Azure IoT services.

 

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Building Smart Apps using Mendix and The Things Network (Exclusive Workshop)

Company: Mendix

Facilitator: Simon Black

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Mendix is the leading low code platform for accelerating enterprise app delivery across the entire application development lifecycle. In this workshop you will learn about the Mendix platform and get hands on experience by building your first smart app without writing a line of code! We’ll be leveraging the Mendix Modeler IDE, MQTT and the Things Network to build and deploy a smart app.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Participants will learn about what the Mendix platform is and get hands on experience building their first IoT enabled smart app.

Within this workshop we will cover:

Introduction to Mendix Platform.

What is a Smart App?

Understanding of use cases for Mendix and Things Network.

Hands-On session using the Mendix Modeler to build out your first app without writing code.

Deploying your app to the cloud.

How to prepare for this workshop?

To follow the practical part of the workshop the following is required:

Laptop

Internet Connectivity

Windows Operating System or Virtual Machine running Windows

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Signed up for the Mendix Platform.

The latest Mendix Desktop Modeler installed. See page.

Info about the company

Mendix is the fastest and easiest platform to build and continuously improve mobile and web applications at scale. Recognized as a market leader by leading analysts, we help our customers digitally transform their organizations and industries by building, managing, and improving apps at unprecedented speed and scale. More than 4,000 forward-thinking enterprises, including KLM, Philips, Royal DSM and University of Pennsylvania use our platform to build business applications to delight their customers and improve operational efficiency.

Info about the teacher

Simon Black is a Technology Evangelist that has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent, where he was first introduced to Mendix. Since joining Mendix in 2011 Simon has worked hard to build awareness of Low Code Platforms. As a Technology Evangelist, Simon often builds demonstrations to showcase the power of Mendix and how developers can leverage the latest technology trends like IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Augmented reality.

 

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Build and scale your LoRaWAN network in minutes with MultiTech’s Conduit gateway

Company: Multitech

Facilitator: Campbell Elder & Richard Stamvik

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

How to reduce time and effort installing the leading Conduit LoRaWAN gateways on TTN’s or TTI’s networks without needing to be a development engineer!

What will you take away from this workshop?

How to quickly and effortlessly set up and scale the MultiTech Conduit LoRaWAN gateways onto TTN or your TTI network.

How to prepare for this workshop?

LoRaWAN basics required.

Info about the company

MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures LoRaWAN communications equipment for the Industrial Internet of Things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value.

Info about the teachers

Campbell Elder, Technical Marketing Engineering Manager for MultiTech, is a multifaceted IoT veteran who consults on a wide variety of connectivity solutions around the globe.  He is well-versed in many emerging IoT applications spanning both licensed and unlicensed technologies – specialising in LoRaWAN connectivity and narrow band cellular solutions.

Richard Stamvik, Business Development EMEA is responsible for the industrial internet of things ecosystem, products and technologies ensuring the right partners and strategies are in place to address and build working solutions for real problems in industry verticals.

 

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Integrate any LoRaWAN device into any modern software application or IT system landscape in minutes

Company: Smartmakers

Facilitator: Sebastian Stute

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Learn how to easily integrate a highly configurable LoRaWAN retrofit adapter into your IoT application without having to have a deep understanding of LoRaWAN or the devices firmware.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Why simple payload decoders are not enough to build modular, expandable, reliable and sustainable IoT solutions. Why interoperability from IoT devices to your companies IT system landscape is the key for a fast time to market. Which challenges to expect in an international rollout of thousands of IoT devices.

All participants will have an industrial retrofit adapter which we will connect to a preassembled breadboard circuit to demonstrate some functionality. Instead of studying the extensive device documentation on how to interpret uplinks or write downlink, we use the thingsHub REST API to retrieve data, remotely turn LED´s on and off and completely reconfigure the device remotely.

How to prepare for this workshop?

No preparation required.

Laptop required.

Info about the company

SmartMakers tests and integrates hardware and APIs for wireless sensor networks to enable IoT integrators and IoT platform providers to bring reliable Internet of Things applications to market in the shortest possible time. Find and buy the right plug and play sensor, industrial retrofit adapter or asset tracker in a large assortment of ready to use LPWAN IoT devices to cover every IoT application. With the thingsHub IoT middleware any software application, mobile application or IT landscape can communicate bidirectionally with thousands of IoT devices. Build modular, expandable, reliable and sustainable IoT solutions.

Info about the teacher

Sebastian Stute – Sebastian is CEO of SmartMakers and believes that the Internet of Things has the potential to dramatically improve our lives, our workplaces and our industrial efficiency if all components can be assembled as easily as Lego bricks.

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Develop your own application on Embit micro embedded LoRaWAN module

Company: Embit

Facilitator: Fabio Bonizzi & Alberto Marri

Duration: 30-45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Come and join Embit workshop – You will have the chance to see how to build your own LoRaWAN end-node and exploit its micro embedded capabilities to develop your custom applications. During the workshop Embit team will explain you how to program your micro embedded LoRaWAN module following our open micro embedded approach. The full set of LoRaWAN functionalities will be depicted in details. Embit will support you step-by-step connecting a sensor to the module, catching data and transmitting them through the LoRaWAN network. A simple web interface will be configured to show data.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Participants will acquire in depth knowledge about how to exploit micro embedded capabilities of our LoRaWAN module. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to build a fully compliant LoRaWAN end-node using micro embedded technology.

How to prepare for this workshop?

1. Basics of C programming required
2. Install Atmel Studio 7
3. Bring your own laptop (2 USB ports required).

Info about the company

Embit designs and produces high-performance and cost-effective radio modules and gateways exploiting the potential of wireless technologies such as LoRaWAN, IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, WIFI and Wireless M-Bus.

Embit provides its customers with application-specific ad-hoc designs, comprehensive advice and support for everything concerning the world of LoRaWAN technology and IoT world.

Our main goal is to support the development of innovative ideas and solutions offering a many-years long Radio Frequency expertise, know-how and creativity.

Info about the teacher

PhD Fabio Bonizzi is the CEO and founder of Embit s.r.l. He founded Embit in 2004 as an academic spin-off of the University of Modena.

Alberto Marri is a Software Engineer specialized in electronics and telecommunication protocols.

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Gain a Free and Complete IoT Solution for Your Hardware with IoT in a Box

Company: myDevices

Facilitator: Ann Ai

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

Ann Ai will demonstrate how to transform standalone hardware devices into complete IoT solutions and bring them to market faster using our free IoT in a Box platform. Participants will receive a Netvox temperature and humidity sensor (subject to availability) that they can keep to learn about IoT in a Box and its features.

What will you take away from this workshop?

How to configure devices for integration into our LoRaWAN catalog.

How to use the Iot in a Box platform.

How to prepare for this workshop?

There are no skills required for this workshop, but participants should download the IoT in a Box application before the workshop begins.

Participants may bring their own devices and product catalogs to share with myDevices.

Info about the company

myDevices, the IoT solutions company, accelerates the deployment and commercialization of IoT solutions. myDevices is the creator of IoT in a Box™– finished and customizable IoT solutions for a variety of vertical markets; Cayenne – the industry’s de facto IoT Solution Builder; and IoT Ready Program™– trusted catalog of drag-and-drop IoT devices. myDevices is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more by visiting www.mydevices.com and www.iotinabox.com.

Info about the teacher

Ann Ai is an IoT Partner Manager at myDevices. She brings LoRa hardware partners into the IoT in a Box ecosystem and helps them get sold through myDevices’ channel partners across the world.

Connect with Ann online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/yangai/

Workshop registration is open for registered ticket holders through e-mail.

Join myDevices IoT in a Box Pro Program and start making money reselling your own end-to-end solutions

Company: myDevices

Facilitator: Alain Penault

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

In this workshop, system integrators, VARs, and MSPs will learn how to quickly deploy and commercialize fully finished and customizable IoT solutions through myDevices’ IoT in a Box Pro Program. Participants will learn from real success stories.

What will you take away from this workshop?

How to deploy a complete IoT solution within minutes.
How to customize solutions to solve any use case.
How to successfully sell IoT solutions.

How to prepare for this workshop?

This workshop is designed for developers, system integrators, value added resellers, and managed service providers.

No preparation needed.

Info about the company

myDevices, the IoT solutions company, accelerates the deployment and commercialization of IoT solutions. myDevices is the creator of IoT in a Box™– finished and customizable IoT solutions for a variety of vertical markets; Cayenne – the industry’s de facto IoT Solution Builder; and IoT Ready Program™– trusted catalog of drag-and-drop IoT devices. myDevices is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more by visiting www.mydevices.com and www.iotinabox.com.

Info about the teacher

Alain Penault is Director of Business Development at myDevices Europe. He brings more than 20 years of experience and results in the mobility and digital market managing marketing strategy, product portfolios, alliances and partnerships, and sales with leading mobile manufacturers and telecom operators worldwide.

Alain is currently building a wide reseller channel for IoT solutions all over Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. He strives to make partners successful in selling disruptive IoT solutions by solving real problems.
Alain is centrally located in Paris, France.

Connect with him online at linkedin.com/in/alainpenault

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Rolling out IoT devices with a single activation code

Company: All Things Talk

Facilitator: Danilo Vidovic & Stefaan Top

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

You want to know how to quickly and easily get your IoT devices out there from design to rollout? AllThingsTalk Partner+ provides easy roll-out of your connected products and gives your customers hassle-free enrolment with a single activation code. AllThingsTalk Maker is a versatile and affordable tool that allows you to quickly prototype with a minimum of effort and investment.

What will you take away from this workshop?

Register a connected device in a cloud

Configure the network settings for a device

Activate the IoT device on the network

Provide the clients with easy-to-use device enrolment tools

Show how end-customers can collect, visualise and sensor data

Feed sensor data to an application

Ensure the end-to-end security of both the device and the data

How to prepare for this workshop?

No preparation required.

Info about the company

AllThingsTalk markets a scalable IoT Product platform as-a-service which can be used as an agile, rapid prototyping environment, as well as for full-service roll-out of connected products. It is called AllThingsTalk Cloud. AllThingsTalk Cloud enables you to focus on the business logic of your IoT Application.  It lets you connect your devices over a variety of networks and seamlessly manages your devices and users, organising access and usage of the collected data. AllThingsTalk Cloud is offered as Platform-as-a-Service both under the AllThingsTalk brand as well as privately labelled. AllThingsTalk guides customers at every stage of the IoT innovation process with ideation and rapid prototyping tools using the AllThingsTalk Cloud to manage connected products and organise users access to data. AllThingsTalk is a Belgian company based in Ghent, and has a branch office in Belgrade, Serbia, where a team of developers holds office.

Info about the teacher

Danilo Vidovic is a Senior Software Engineer at AllThingsTalk. He leads LPWAN integration development and cares about standardization. He’s also happy to chat about automation, microservices and the future of IoT.

Stefaan Top (COO and CCO) started his career in various sales and marketing positions with international technology companies. Since 1993, Stefaan has been working with, and investing in, early stage technology companies where he developed his expertise to translate innovation into valuable market propositions while forging multi-disciplinary teams.  In his role at AllThingsTalk he leads the efforts to continuously bring the company’s products and operations in line with customer needs.

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Introducing Semtech’s Next-Generation LoRaWAN Gateway Client – open-source and free for all

Company: Semtech

Facilitator: Anton Beitler

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

 

What will you take away from this workshop?

How to prepare for this workshop?

No preparation required.

Info about the company

Info about the teacher

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LoRaWAN battery operated network extender

Company: Semtech

Facilitator: Nicolas Sornin

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

 

What will you take away from this workshop?

 

How to prepare for this workshop?

 

Info about the company

 

Info about the teacher

 

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Embedded Blockchain & Digital Clone with LoRaWAN

Company: Kalima Systems

Facilitator: Andre Legendre

Duration: 45 mins

Available spots: 20 maximum

To implement efficient digital clones for critical application is a difficult task!

Digital clone – also named digital twin – is the key of successful monitoring and remote command solutions for Industry 4.0, Smart infrastructures, Smart Building and Smart Cities. Blockchain technology is a key tool for creating successful digital clones. During this workshop we will present software and hardware packages capable to simplify and secure successful digital clone development and deployment with LoRaWAN and Kalima blockchain.

What will you take away from this workshop?

“All you always wanted to know about embedded blockchain and digital clone”

Our proposal: Digital clone in industry, infrastructure, energy, cities and buildings. How to connect Modbus and EnOcean devices to TheThingsNetwork.

How to prepare for this workshop?

Questions about embedded blockchain and digital clone with LoRaWAN

Info about the company

Kalima Systems, founded in 2012 with headquarter in Paris (France), is a software publisher and hardware designer enabling professionals to get closer to their clients, suppliers, subcontractors through Internet of Things (IoT) inter-connection. Kalima Systems developed an embedded blockchain technology – Kalima – which monitors IoT networks for industrial sites, infrastructures (utilities or transports), smart cities, smart districts or smart buildings. Kalima Systems interconnects people, objects and services.

Info about the teacher

André Legendre: Founder & CTO at Kalima Systems. Expert in distributed and collaborative technologies, André Legendre graduated from the IMT Atlantique. During several years André worked in MEA offshore oil exploration in Africa and Middle East and then created Software companies. André Legendre is the original author of Kalima: an embedded blockchain dedicated to professional IoT, and Kalima Systems: a complete framework to develop digital clones.

Bernard Le Moine: CEO at Kalima Systems. A senior Telecoms & Technology executive in the global ICT sector and digital transformation. After earlier roles including Country Manager, France, of Verizon International, COO of Capital One, France, Deputy CEO of Telecom Malagasy, now he supports Kalima Systems sharing his wide experience in the global ICT sector and digital transformation.

Antony Abi Rached: Engineer specialized in embedded systems, electronics and IT. Thanks to him, our projects in Industrial IoT have resulted in real partnerships with well-known companies. During his studies, Antony was awarded the EIFFEL excellence scholarship by the French government.

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