The State of Responsible Internet of Things

The ThingsCon report The State of Responsible IoT is a collection of essays by experts from the inter-disciplinary ThingsCon community of IoT practitioners. It explores the challenges, opportunities and questions surrounding the creation of a responsible & human-centric Internet of Things (IoT). (website)

View Source: Shenzhen

View Source: Shenzhen is an exploration of the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem & the importance of creating a responsible IoT We went to Shenzhen to explore opportunities for collaboration between European Internet of Things practitioners and the Shenzhen hardware ecosystem—and how to promote the creation of…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 5

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 4

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 3

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 2

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log: Day 1

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from our second ThingsCon trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as…

Shenzhen travel log. Day 0: Arrival day

*These are the quick & dirty travel notes from a trip to Shenzhen, China. Read all posts from this series here (tag: ViewSourceII), or all blog posts relating to Shenzhen here (tag: Shenzhen). The latter one includes last fall’s trip to Shenzhen as well.* For…

Travel log: Spokane & Mexiko 2017

Note: When I realized I hadn’t posted these notes from a trip to Spokane and Mexico in December 2016 and January 2017, it had already been more than 6 months. The notes were largely written at the time. I hope I managed to match the…

Thanks and Happy Holidays: That was 2016

This is end-of-year post #9 (all prior ones here). So what happened in 2016? Let’s have a look back: Part work, part personal. Enjoy. I’m not going to lie: Globally and politically, 2016 was a messy year: Not cool. Political institutions and alliances have been…

Days 12-15: Hong Kong

Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement the blog posts to this work trip to China which you can find using the [Viewsource tag](http://www.thewavingcat.com/tag/viewsource/). Day 12 We’re off to Hong Kong. The border crossing seems a little awkward – you leave…

Zephyr Berlin

Zephyr Berlin:Pants that travel well and are built to last. For women and men. Made in Berlin with environmentally friendly Swiss performance fabric. Successfully funded via Kickstarter. Co-founded with Michelle Thorne. (website)

Days 6-7: Shenzhen

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* Excellent, extensive Szechuan lunch with the Over a dozen dishes and an intense conversation we don’t notice how two hours pass. This is good. *Long discussions happen over shared Szechuan lunch.*…

Day 5: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* At Taoyan Village we try to have breakfast. Somewhat overwhelmed by the long line behind us (you order as you go in) we randomly order everything kinda wrong, but still delicious.…

Days 3-4: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* Day 3 is mostly a tourist day. It’s my first time in Shanghai, so I have some boxes to tick. First up, laundry service. Turns out the local laundry doesn’t just…

China day 2: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* We kickstart the day with a late breakfast dumplings. There’s no better way. It’s truly a breakfast for champions. Ready to go! We chase down the dumplings with excellent coffee and…

China, day 1: Arriving in Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* We arrived in Shanghai. We even made it to the hotel, against all odds, and unlike Michelle’s luggage. Time for emergency food. We poke our head into the Jing’An shopping mall…

Rotterdam delivers!

Michelle and I were invited to speak at a ThingsCon Salon in Amsterdam. Our local host and good buddy Marcel would put us up with his family – in Rotterdam. I hadn’t been, had heard many good things and met many exceedingly nice folks from…