Community Event Solingen 18 November 2023

Oct 24, 2023 | Blog, Events

Hi community,

We like to invite you to the Smart Living Forum Solingen, a community event hosted by the City of Solingen, with a special focus on open source, and co-organised with the communities of openHAB and ioBroker. It’s a day full of opportunities to discuss and learn about OpenRemote, meet other users, see inspiring applications, and dive into specific technical topics. Doing it jointly with OpenHAB and ioBroker is an opportunity to exchange ideas and get inspired by others facing similar challenges.

On a special note: the City of Solingen organises a Meet & Greet pizza event at 7:30pm only for us, the open source community members. Would be great to talk further over a beer! Please register for the Meet & Great so the City knows the numbers. No need to register for the event itself.

The event will be on Saturday 18 November in Solingen. As OpenRemote we will have a booth, organise a few breakout sessions, and have invited speakers presenting real live IoT applications at scale. Here’s the agenda, note that most presentations will be in German.

Location: Digital.Raum / Gläserne Werkstatt, Hauptstraße. 61-63, 42651 Solingen

10:00 a.m.: Opening of the event
10:20 a.m.: Technical opening by openHAB and

Community presentations:
11:00 a.m.: Presentation of the open source project ioBroker
11:30 a.m.: Presentation of the open source project OpenRemote
12:00 p.m.: Presentation of the open source project openHAB

Technical presentations
2:00 p.m.: City of Amsterdam: realizing the energy system of the future (Hugo Niesing, City of Amsterdam)
2:45 p.m.: SmartCity technology in the Humboldtgymnasium for energy efficiency in the classroom (Stuttgart University of Technology)
3:30 p.m.: Safety of PV systems even in snowy regions with K2 Buddy (Nadine Wade, Stefan Köhl, K2 Systems)
4:15 p.m.: Smart cities across Europe: from lighting, trees and ships to energy and mobility (Pierre Kil, OpenRemote)

5:00 p.m.: Panel discussion: “What opportunities does Smart City offer for Smart Home?”

And last but not least, a hackathon will take place the day after, Sunday 19 November. Solingen provides access to smart devices and city data and the participants are accompanied by a professional team through ideation, implementation and presentation phases. There will be prices for the winners and it will be a lot of fun! Everyone interested is invited to register for the hackathon here.

We look forward seeing you in Solingen,

Pierre, Rich, Don, Martin (we will be there 🙂 )