An early local player in the Internet of Things and smart home industry is now part of the leading companies in home security. Portland startup IOTAS has been acquired by ADT.
It was only a matter of time. Like cable and wifi access before, the utility of Amazon Alexa and other voice activated products are becoming, well, a utility. And that utility is now on the verge of getting baked into the next apartment you rent.
Like connected devices? Looking to explore some interesting concepts this weekend? Well, you’re in luck. (And I’m tardy in sharing this event.) Because Women Who Code Portland is having an Internet of Things hackathon this weekend.
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Just a quick reminder that it’s Tuesday. You’re welcome. Oh wait. And it’s also one of those special Tuesdays. It’s a Thing Tuesday, where the Portland Internet of Things aficinados gather to discuss and demo and whatnot. And you’re invited. Read More
Recently launched to great acclaim, Thing Tuesday is bringing together another group of speakers focused on the Internet of Things. And it should be a great event. But please note that due to some last minute logistics and conflicts, they’ll be hosting Thing Tuesday at PIE.
This month’s gathering features:
- “Getting a Hardware Startup Funded – A Crash Course on Options” – Joe Heitzeberg – Seattle Entrepreneur
- “Prototyping In Portland – Where to go to get things done” – Don Park
- “Electronics For Products – Things To Keep In Mind” – Zac Wheeler
The event begins around 7PM tonight, Tuesday, March 26.
To RSVP, visit Thing Tuesday on Meetup. For more information on the gathering, visit Thing Tuesday.
(Robots image courtesy Shutterstock. Used with permission.)
The “Internet of Things“—the idea that objects can interact with the Internet—is a term bandied about with increasing frequency. But for somewhere as geeky as Portland, there hasn’t been a collective presence of folks to muck with the concept. Until now. Read More