Once again we will be at Maker Faire The European Edition in Rome, on October 16-18. We are looking forward to meeting you there and tell you all about our new projects and devices. Maker Faire Rome is one of the largest maker events in Europe, last year over 90,000 people attended and around 600 inventions were displayed for the public.
New Website and Strategic Orientation
One of the news that we will be sharing with you is our new website. A few months back we launched a new site, but it was more than just a simple redesign. It was part of CH response to the increasing demand for developers in the IoT.
We have redefined our Starter Kit, we have included some new products in it, and you have the chance to customize it and choose the platform you want to work with (Arduino, Raspberry Pi or Intel Galileo). Now you can find 20 new kits in our shop, everyone of them with all the components from the Starter Kit and covering some of the most demanded IoT technologies.
To learn how to use all these new kits and to support our commitment with technical training we have prepared new tutorials, that makes over a 100 in total. This should provide you with a solid background for you to be able to develop your own wireless and sensor applications.
Besides, we have reorganize our kits, and now they can be sorted by Platform, User Level and Category. In addition, we have developed a new search tool that will help you navigate through our tutorial list.
Read more about this new Strategic Orientation here.
IoT Spartan Challenge
Another project that we will be presenting is the IoT Spartan Challenge, to be launched in the next few months. This is a Libelium initiative to identify and give public recognition to the best IoT developers.
Cooking Hacks, Libelium open source and education division, is strongly supporting this project that will allow developers and students to participate in a contest in order to be one of the best IoT developers.
You can already join the challenge by registering in www.iot-spartans.com. After that Libelium will give free webinars on Waspmote as a development tool for the IoT, and will exam the participants to rank them monthly in a public list with the top 300.
When the challenge is over, there will be prizes for the best University and for the best 3 developers.
Make sure to meet us on "IOT SPARTANS CHALLENGE â€“ A LIBELIUM INITIATIVE", a talk where we will explain everything about this challenge. October 18th, 11:00 am, on room 6.
Read more about Libelium IoT training.
You can see here some photos of our participation in Maker Faire Rome 2014.
MFR15 will be held at â€śLa Sapienzaâ€ť University of Rome, see it on a map here.