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People get more connected and technology becomes part of our daily life. Between 2014 and 2015 there was a 27% growth of internet traffic in Amsterdam. Eleven out of fifteen Trans-Atlantic data cables are connected with or go through Amsterdam and the AMS-IX is the second largest internet exchange point in the world. In 2016 Amsterdam was ranked second in the European Digital City Index. Do you work on a smarter city? Share your technologies here!

Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

October 11: in-person meetup Smart Energy Community

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Join our speed date and engage with 3 great speakers at the first in-person Smart Energy Community meetup on October 11th!

Topics Smart Energy Community October 11:

Home Energy Management Systems in practice
Now that we are installing more and more heat pumps and EV chargers in homes, there is more and more need for energy management. How does this work? How to deal with cyber security and what role do protocols play? ElaadNL developed its own showcase house where this is put into practice. Arjan Wargers of Flexiblepower Alliance Network & ElaadNL discusses the lessons learned.

Power pitch ATEPS: Energy and storage
ATEPS develops, builds and supplies systems based on batteries that store energy. Jos Theuns (ATEPS) explains how they make storage of sustainable energy accessible, safe and attractive through smarter management of electrical energy. Due to the modular construction of ATEPS systems, they are suitable for both small and larger customers.

Power pitch withthegrid: Teleport
How do you connect PV, wind, battery, EV chargers and heat pumps without losing your mind in all protocols and without cloud lock-in? Paul Mignot (Withthegrid) discusses their new innovation Teleport. This gives customers maximum insights and control over their assets in minutes.

Speed dating, networking & visit demonstration house
In the second half, connecting with other professionals is central. During these speed dating sessions, you will get to know fellow innovators, share project ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. There will be ample opportunity for discussion after the meeting. At the same time, you can take a tour of ElaadNL's new demonstration home for smart energy services, where various smart devices are optimised for home energy management.

Adriaan van Eck's picture Conference on Oct 11th
Rachid Kherrazi, CTO , posted

Robotica en programmeren voor kinderen

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Gastworkshop Stadsplein: leer programmeren met een Arduino │10 - 18 jr.

Met een Arduino bouw en programmeer je een afstand-apparaat, dat piept als je te dicht bij iemand staat. [EN] With an Arduino you build and program a remote device that beeps when you are too close to someone.
Deze herfstvakantie geeft Wail Kherrazi (14) de workshop Bouw en programmeer een corona 1,5 meter afstand-melder, in de Maakplaats van de Bibliotheek Amstelland. Je leest hier meer over Wail en zijn afstand-melder.
Wil jij leren programmeren met een Arduino? Wil jij een afstand-melder maken, onder leiding van Wail? Grijp dan je kans en neem deel aan zijn workshop op 19 oktober!
Deze workshop is echt iets voor jou als:

  • je houdt van techniek
  • je graag creatief bezig bent
  • de workshop geschikt is voor jouw leeftijd
  • je het leuk vindt om samen te werken (tip: neem je vriendjes en vriendinnetjes mee, dan is samenwerken nog leuker!)

Let op: wil je meedoen? Leuk! Vergeet je dan vooral niet aan te melden, want vol=vol!

registration can be done via: https://amstelland.op-shop.nl/466/maakplaats-stadsplein-bouw-en-programmeer-een-corona-15-meter-afstand-melder-vanaf-10-jr

Meet-up on Oct 19th
Puck Hoogenboom, Communication at Waag, posted

Waag Talks at DDW: The State of Citizen Science

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Citizen science is on the rise and measurement communities are seen as equal by more and more governments and businesses. This is just as well, because they are the most important experts on their own living environment.

In this second edition of The State of Citizen Science we explore what it takes to democratise knowledge. How can citizen scientists and scientists work together in a satisfactory way? What do citizen scientists need from policymakers? And what can measurement communities around the country learn from each other?

The meetup will start with a panel discussion between a citizen scientist, scientist and policymaker. Then we'll break out into workshops. It promises to be an interactive meeting where the exchange of knowledge and experiences is central. At the end of the workshops there will be a tour of the DDW exhibitions in the Klokgebouw and drinks afterwards.

Programme

14:00-15:45 hrs - panel and workshops
16:00-17:00 hrs - guided tour of Klokgebouw including Waag installations
17:15-18:00 hrs - drinks back at Baltan Laboratories
This event is mostly Dutch. 

About Waag Futurelab

Waag Futurelab is a platform for designers and artists to research current societal issues. Waag brings together all relevant parties through expositions, presentations, experiments, debates and reflection. In the four-year Expeditions to planet B programme, Waag Futurelab is finding the answer to the following design questions: what if a planet B would exist? How would we re-design our world and our lives? And what does that teach us about the here and now?

Meet-up on Oct 23rd
Responsible Sensing Lab, posted

Meetup & demonstratie Responsible Sensing Lab

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Graag nodigt het Responsible Sensing Lab je uit voor een meetup waarin we je meer vertellen over ons werk. We zullen enkele van onze projecten uitlichten en demonstreren. Iedereen is van harte welkom!

Wanneer?
Donderdag 27 oktober om 16.00 uur.

Programma

  • 16.00 introductie Responsible Sensing Lab door Sam Smits (projectleider) en Coen Bergman (initiatiefnemer)
  • 16.15 drie van projecten uitgelicht door Coen Bergman
  • Simple sensors
  • Shuttercam
  • Shutterring
  • 16.25 demonstratie Responsible Sensing Toolkit door Sam Smits
  • 16.45 vragenronde en afsluiting
  • 17:00 borrel + bezichtiging demomodellen

De meetup is in het Nederlands maar alle informatie over het Responsible Sensing Lab is ook in het Engels beschikbaar op onze website.

Responsible Sensing Lab's picture Meet-up on Oct 27th
Puck Hoogenboom, Communication at Waag, posted

Waag Talks at DDW: Start making sense

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How can we move beyond closed technologies to empower citizens as active agents for environmental sensing? Waag Futurelab invites citizens to take the stage and engage in a dialogue with the government and open hardware makers. We will look into the possibilities of citizen-driven environmental measurement, citizen ownership of open data, and hardware design, like Waag did with SODAQ. This company allows you to measure air quality to address environmental issues in collaboration with your municipality.

Who should make the rules of participation and who benefits? Together, we will start to develop civic-public-private partnerships, addressing critical issues such as valorisation of open data, hardware and trust, as well as design, development and social diffusion of innovative solutions. During the panel talk, speakers from diverse concern and interest groups are invited to share their point of view on the topic. We will conclude with an inspiring tour of the Dutch Design Week exhibitions.

Programme

13:30 - 14:00 hrs - Welcome & drinks
14.00 - 15.45 hrs - Panel & Talks: Start making sense

  • Citizen Stage (community members of environmental citizen initiatives)
  • Panel Moderated by Lucas Evers (Waag)

Speakers: Ivonne Jansen Dings (Strategic Advisor Technology, Society and Ethics, South Holland Province), Ollie Smeenk (CEO-Chairman SODAQ), Crail Liu (Director of Sales Seeed Studio), Jean-Paul Close (Co- founder AiREAS), EC Joint Research Centers (TBC)

16:00-18:00 hrs - DDW Tour Walk & Talk and visit to the Waag exhibition (klokgebouw)

Cost

Access to the talk is free. We offer limited number of tickets for entry to DDW for the audience. For inquiries, please contact: natalia@waag.org

About Waag Futurelab

Waag Futurelab is a platform for designers and artists to research current societal issues. Waag brings together all relevant parties through expositions, presentations, experiments, debates and reflection. In the four-year Expeditions to planet B programme, Waag Futurelab is finding the answer to the following design questions: what if a planet B would exist? How would we re-design our world and our lives? And what does that teach us about the here and now?

Conference on Oct 28th
Mark de Hoop, Sustainability advisor , posted

Sign up now for the Transform.Hackathon for our energy system of the future

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How do we transform our centralized energy system to a #decentralized system of mutually reinforcing energy networks? What kind of legislation is needed to do this? And what will the economic model of this new sustainable #energy system look like?
From October 31 to November 2, 2022, more than 200 designers, policymakers, hackers, artists and pioneers will work together for 48 hours to accelerate the new energy system during #TransformHackathon. Thé event on system innovation in the Dutch energy sector.

Want to know more? Check out the website www.transformhackathon.eu, and sign up for one of the meet-ups.

September 1 19:30 - 21:30 (Arnhem, The green meeting Center)
September 8 19:30 - 21:30 (Eindhoven, klokgebouw)
September 14, 19:30 - 21:30 (Rotterdam, Groothandelsgebouw).

Conference from Oct 31st to Nov 2nd