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IoT Sthlm #26: IoT <3 Open Data

February 14, 18:00

Stockholm, Sweden
THINGS, Drottning Kristinas väg 53, Stockholm

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The purpose of a connected device is always to benefit from the data flowing to and from that device. At this meetup we focus on Open Data and its use in IoT together with our partner Hack for Sweden.
Main Talks:
“Sweden's Largest Open Data Hackathon - #hack4swe” by Angela Yong, Project Manager Hack for Sweden 2017
Hack for Sweden in 2017 is Sweden's largest hackathon about open data from the public sector, supported by the government and the Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi. This year the competition will be held at eGovlabs and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista and there is a new prize – Best IoT solution. A webinar in Swedish will be take place on 16th Feb 12.30pm (sign up to get more info here). Learn more and register to attend at
“Changing the world with a Quantified Planet” by Maja Brisvall, Executive Director at Quantified Planet
Maja will inspire us with how the world will change with open real-time data, robots and self-driving cars, and share her progress with the non-profit Quantified Planet and its mission to collect all the data.
“IoT in public sector services” by Torbjörn Fängström, Program Director at
Torbjörn will talk about IoT Sverige and the potential of IoT to solve challenges in the public sector.
Open Data demo by Göran Krampe, Evothings


Lightning talks:
Rish Chauhan (TBD) The Things Network – To share updates and perhaps a preview on what's happening with TTN and the gateway...
*If you have an idea for a lightning talk or want to share something you’ve been working on, send a message to the organisers and we’ll add you to the lineup.


Open Data in Sweden
In the information society, data is core to the economy. Sweden, despite being one of the most transparent and open societies, we still have a way to go in terms of Open Data. Right now, it is not simple enough for companies and other organisations to find and use public data. The government has the responsibility of improving the situation and has accelerated its efforts through Hack for Sweden and other initiatives.
Check out the available data feeds here (all). 
Example data demonstrated using SMHI:s open data can be found here + here (SMHI only).
Drinks and snacks generously provided by Hack for Sweden.

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