This year some Growing Data Foundation members formed a team and participated in SA Unleashed, the South Australian node of the national GovHack competition. The team received an honourable mention for the 'What Lives Here' project - http://growingdatafoundation.org.au/pr…/what-lives-here.html
- Get out and collect some data.
- This looks like a great initiative to gather important data.
- Hi folks! We are asking people to test the latest version of What g...rows here? - app / learning hub (only Android devices can access the geo-locate feature at this stage) and send us your feedback by the end of the month to be in the running to win one of 4 x $25 plant vouchers from Belair State Flora. Any constructive feedback welcome!
A MESSAGE REGARDING THE THINGS NETWORK ADELAIDE
As with most things "The Things Network" took a little longer than initially planned to get to the next stage. But behind the scenes a lot has been happening and it's time to give a status update to all the Meetup group members.
2 working full concentrator gateways are now operating (one Grenfell St City, the other currently in Brighton SA). We also have a single channel RaspberryPi Gateway for testing purposes however it is not for public use and is turned on and off frequently. We have confirmed them to work and test data has been flowing.
Two more TTN Gateways (https://shop.thethingsnetwork.com/…/pro…/the-things-gateway/) have been ordered and should be arriving in November. There have been some expressions of interest for a few more gateways already, but none of them are yet confirmed. Please use the EOI form below to get in touch if you want to look into you own gateway.
Thanks to the support from eResearch SA we were able to do a formal launch of TTN Adelaide at the eRSA Innovation Symposium last week (https://openstate.com.au/…/ersa-innovation-symposium-disru…/). The feedback received was extremely encouraging.
The next meetup has been scheduled and will be on Wednesday 9th November - please let us know if you have something to say or would like a certain topic covered. Reply to this email or to John Ruciak (email@example.com)
We will also be at the Maker Fair Adelaide on th 11th November 2016 10am-4pm at Tonsley Park
We are planning one more meetup in early December, however this meetup will be a more hands-on event with anybody that wants to connect things to TTN Adelaide. We will be demoing some devices and showing how to create applications. Most likely this will be done on a weekend over 3-4 hours.
Call for Expressions of Interest
Now that there are working gateways in Adelaide we are looking for EOI's to see where we should focus our resources. There are already several pilot projects on our list, but we are keen to see more ideas and find out about people that are intersted in participating in whatever way. EOI online form here: https://goo.gl/VxmFG6 - please share widely !
Happy data growing !
The first meetup of the Adelaide Open Data and Internet of Things (IoT) group was awesome and included grape growers, makers, hackers, engineers, government, industry, researchers, students and others.
Slides from the meet up are available on Google Drive
- GDF: http://goo.gl/nWqgWn
- SmartCityLab: http://goo.gl/nqrMBR...
- eRSA: http://goo.gl/2FJMuz
- photos/videos: http://goo.gl/photos/yAUWDFsAjRGjJfzD7
Join the Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/growing-data-adelaide/) to
- make connections
- get information about what others are doing with open data and the Internet of Things
- get information on future meetups
What a fantastic start to an awesome initiative. Tonight's Inaugural Things Network Meetup Adelaide was successful with a good turnout of software and hardware developers, ideas growers, connectors and all round good geeky people. So here are some photos and feel free to add yours if you were there. https://goo.gl/photos/yAUWDFsAjRGjJfzD7
#ttnadl #thethingsnetwork #IoT
An initiative that brings happiness to our hearts.
Open State - 18-27 October 2016, Adelaide South Australia, https://openstate.com.au/
From the site:...
► Ten days of collaboration, innovation, ideas and enterprise to address the complex challenges of the future.
More than 10,000 people will come together and explore how open and transparent decision making, innovation and enterprise can help address challenges like transforming our economy, climate change and rapidly changing technologies.
► What’s on at Open State?
The first week will kick off with conference events from IPAA and IAP2. These events feature expert speakers on the changing face of democracy, innovation and collaboration and what it means for our future.
Over the weekend, the doors of Adelaide will be opened to ignite inspired conversations across the community – take part in the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and make your voice heard among your community.
Open State’s second week culminates in a assortment of workshops and activities, drawing from ideas developed from the first week, implementing them as plans for the future. Technology, data and future government will develop the conversation and encourage greater participation in the future of democracy.
► Why Open State is happening?
Places that are open to new ideas, new people and new technologies create new opportunities.
An ‘Open State’ is a state that welcomes new ideas, from both within and outside its borders, to transform its economy and create new industries and jobs.
When communities, governments and businesses work together, they become a powerful force for change. This is the essence of ‘Open State’.
Openness to new ideas and collaboration is the path to the future. The events in Open State will bring together local and international expertise to share ideas and help solve South Australia’s economic and social challenges.
► Why Adelaide, South Australia?
In South Australia, we’re on a journey. Transforming old industries and finding new ones, coping with the end of a mining boom, adjusting to an ageing population, securing sufficient government revenue for essential community services – we’re grappling with these challenges and more.
South Australia has taken a leadership role in democracy throughout its history and has many national and global firsts to be proud of. It’s time to step up again and transform our State to an open, high-growth, high-technology, clean-technology economy. At the same time, the Government is reforming the way it’s delivering community services and needs to hear from you, its citizens.
► Register now to find out more and come on the journey with us - https://openstate.com.au/about-open-state/#register-lightbox
Check out the Adelaide OpenData & IoT Meetup group. The first meetup will be in August - http://www.meetup.com/growing-data-adelaide/
If you're interested in or what to know more about open networked hardware, getting data from sensors and other devices over a longer range or just like playing about with Open Hardware platforms.
Programmers, artists, designers, academics, and business-types are all welcome....
Topics including (but not limited to):
• Open Data (making data accessible via permissive licenses to promote sharing and re-use)
• Internet of Things
• Storage of Open Data l
• Analytics and apps
• Educational uses of OpenData and IoT
Please take some time to complete your group profile and introduce yourself to the group - enjoy :)
If you want to have a play with the Augmented Reality version of 'First Names Here' and learn the Aboriginal names for places around you (currently only South Australia):
- Download the wikitude app - http://www.wikitude.com/app/
- Turn on/allow GPS/Locations (I found turning on wireless helped)
- In the Wikitude app - use search to find/select 'First Names'...
- Give your phone a few minutes to find it's location
- Names of Aboriginal places will pop up to show you what locations are nearby.
- Click on a pin to see more information and click on a place to get additional details about a specific location.
- Enjoy :)
To go old school and just browse a map see: http://firstnames.ruciak.com/