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Events Forecast: IoT Events for 2014

We’re past the half way point of 2014, but there’s still lots happening this year including many events that we’re looking forward to this fall. Here are a few that we can’t wait to get to.

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M2M Evolution Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
August 11-14

The event will kick off with the Battle of the Platforms, which will give a glimpse into the variety of platforms within the M2M industry. A number of industry experts will be giving talks on how M2M technology is changing businesses today. Topics include: Customer service, marketing, industry trends, healthcare, and supply chain management.

Super Mobility Week 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 9-11

North America’s largest forum for mobile innovation and the most influential mobile marketplace that brings together the leading authorities on the connected life all under one roof at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Mobility supercharges everything.

World Maker Faire New YorkMakerfaire2014
New York, New York
September 20-21

The greatest show and tell on Earth. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Dreamforce 2014
San Francisco, California
October 13-16

Want to know where the industry is headed? Come to Dreamforce. Hosted by salesforce.com, named the world’s most innovative company by Forbes three years in a row, Dreamforce is four high-energy days of innovation, fun, and giving back. It’s your chance to learn from industry visionaries, product experts, and world leaders who can help you transform your business and your life.DF14

Internet of Things World Forum London 2014 
London, England
Nov. 25-26

One of the world’s largest IoT events. The Internet of Things World Forum brings together experts and thought leaders to share industry insights and trends. Speakers from Deutsche Telekom, Jasper, ARM, and many other key players in the industry will all present, making this a must attend conference for those looking to learn more about connected devices, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies.

There are tons of IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Connected Product…the list goes…events out there. Which ones are you attending? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll update this post. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates from each event.

 

This Week in the Internet of Things: Friday Favorites

Please tell us in the comments below or Tweet us, @DigiDotCom- we would love to share your findings too. You can also follow all of the commentary and discussion with the hashtag #FridayFavorites.

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Internet Of Things in 10 Minutes: Hands-On with The Device Cloud | Salesforce Developers Blog

Connected Medical Devices, Apps: Are They Leading the IoT Revolution — or Vice Versa? | Wired

If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It Anyway: How The Internet Of Things Is Changing The Industrial Enterprise | Forbes

White House Maker Faire showcases offbeat innovations | Washington Post

The Internet of Things isn’t About Things, it’s About Cheap Data | GigaOM

Please tell us in the comments below or Tweet us, @DigiDotCom- we would love to share your findings too. You can also follow all of the commentary and discussion with the hashtag #FridayFavorites.

13-year-old XBee Project Innovator Teaches Tech to MIT graduates

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Our friend Quin is always up to big things. Most recently, the 13-year-old innovator has decided to kick off his career in education early by hosting technology classes at MIT. We were lucky enough to meet Quin back when he used XBee modules in the infamous “gas cap.” Since then, we’re constantly chatting with Quin about his projects over social media, hanging out and talking shop at Maker Faire events around the country, and now, watching him tell his story on BBC. Go Quin!

XBee Crew & Quin at World Maker Faire

“In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to program electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time,” the BBC article, which accompanies the video below, reads.

World Maker Faire 2013 Recap

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We had a blast at this year’s World Maker Faire in New York! We hope that you enjoyed it as well. We want to say thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth. It was great meeting face to face with our fellow XBee fans and makers.

New XBee Wifi Cloud Kit Wins Editor’s Choice at Maker Faire

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The new XBee Wi-Fi Cloud kit won an Editor’s Choice at this year’s World Maker Faire in New York. The kit makes building an internet connected device fast and simple. Users can even build custom online dashboards for data visualization and remote control of their devices. Keep an eye on our TwitterFacebook Page, and Blog for more information as the official release nears.

Check out these articles for a recap of World Maker Faire 2013:

Maker Faire: When Will We Make Cars and Phones at Home? on the BBC

At Maker Faire New York City, DIY Movement Pushes into the Mainstream via The Verge

NASA highlights Asteroid Initiative at World Maker Faire from Red Orbit

Intel’s Futurist Introduces Open Source 3D Printed Robot at Maker Faire on Gizmag

In case you missed it, you can sign up for the new X-CTU Beta here.

And keep an eye on the XBee Gallery for new projects we found at Maker Faire!

 

Maker Faire XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit Drawing: Congratulations to our Winners

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We want to say thank you to everyone that stopped by at World Maker Faire in New York!  Thank you for participating in our drawing for the new XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit. All winners will be notified via email over the coming week. Below are the winners from our drawing, congratulations!

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XBee Wi-Fi Kit Winners from World Maker Faire NY 2013

  • Brent Bovenzi
  • Irving Derin
  • Claude Cantave
  • Tim Marion
  • Michael Margolis
  • Matthew Kue
  • Ziv Schneider
  • Alex Lee
  • Neil Moloney
  • Bill Fastenau

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit
This new kit helps users quickly connect XBee Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet of Things. The kit includes a development board with a number of inputs and outputs and modular components that allow you to build online dashboards for device control and data visualization.

World Maker Faire NY 2013: Make Your Project Awesome

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World Maker Faire NY is only a week away! We’ll have project demos for you to check out, a new development kit, and we’ll be giving a talk on connecting your projects to the Internet. It’s going to be an extremely fun weekend. If you’re going to Maker Faire, be sure to stop by the Digi booth.

We’re excited to be debuting our XBee Wif-Fi Cloud kit, which makes internet-enabling your project easy.  Maker Faire attendees also have a chance to sign up for the beta version of our new X-CTU software.XBee_Cloud_Kit (1)

Digi’s Rob Faludi, and Liz Presson will be presenting September 22 at 12:00p.m. EST on the Electronics Stage. They’ll show you how an internet connection can improve your project and turn it into something amazing. This will be a great first step to get your projects connected to the internet. Everything from how to get started, what technologies to use and examples of great internet enabled projects.

Learn more about the talk here!

There’s lots happening at Maker Faire and we hope to see you there!

Join us at World Maker Faire NY 2013!

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World Maker Faire New York is nearly here, and we can’t wait. The event takes place September 21 & 22, and we want you to join us! We have a handful of tickets to share with our fellow makers.

Keep an eye on the XBee Twitter and Facebook Page for trivia questions which, if answered correctly, will enter you in a drawing for two free one-day passes. Questions will go out during the week of September 9-13.

All you need to do is tweet @XBeewireless or post to our Facebook wall with your answers.

Note: you must already be in the NYC area or be willing to make your own way to the area in order to enter. We look forward to a fun weekend and hope to see you all there!

This Week in the Internet of Things: Friday Favorites

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The Internet of Things is developing and buzzing all around us. Throughout the week we come across innovative projects, brilliant articles and posts that support and feature the innovators and companies that make our business possible. Here’s our list of favorites from this week’s journey on the Web.

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How the “Internet of Things” May Change the World from National Geographic

Meet the Makers at Maker Faire New York 2013

Enabling the Internet of Things: Q&A with Libelium CEO Alicia Asin on IT Pro Portal

Building the Internet of Things via the Washington Post

Automation: The Future of the Internet of Things in the Workplace on Business 2 Community

Please tell us in the comments below or Tweet us, @DigiDotCom- we would love to share your findings too. You can also follow all of the commentary and discussion with the hashtag #FridayFavorites.

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