Element Workshops

We’re currently putting together Beyond16, the follow-up to last year’s Beyond the Smart City conference. This year’s event will take place in the summer; if you want to know more please register for updates.

In the run-up to Beyond16 we’re planning a series of Element Workshops that bring people together to explore the impact of citizen science approaches along with key Smart and open source technologies.

These facilitated workshops will draw out ideas and insights that feed directly into Beyond16. To help us we’re looking for a cross section of technologists, data scientists, academics, local government people, entrepreneurs and, most importantly, members of the public to join us in mapping current and future applications.

We need you to get involved in any way you can. Whether you just want to come along and see what it’s all about or bring us your DIY satellite, we’re looking for people passionate about what all this technology and data means for humans and sustainable places. Simple starting points for the three workshops are set out below, but you can help us develop them further by adding your ideas to this form.

Earth Workshop (19 March)

Exploring internet-enabled devices for land-based applications: everything from open source pollution monitors to homemade citizen science kits.

Air Workshop (30 April)

Airborne smart devices, from drones to satellites, and DIY solutions.

Water Workshop (28 May)

Technology for monitoring seas, coastline and inland waterways, including flood systems.

We’ll be releasing more information about Beyond16 very soon, including a call for speakers and workshops. Sign up, leave a comment or follow Beyond on Twitter to help us shape the event.

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