Hey, smart, independent, cutting-edge thinkers: Mark your calendars. On December 2 and 3, 2015, the Designers of Things (DoT) conference will return to the Bay Area for its second annual run.
DoT, hosted by UBM, Embedded's parent company, exists to allow for collaboration, learning, idea exchange, and forward-thinking conversation about wearable tech, 3D printing, and IoT. This year we'll be featuring a bit on robotics, as well.
DoT just opened its call for proposals, so if you have design ideas or thoughts on trends that could spark conversation or that others could benefit from, throw your hat in the ring – and quick, the call for proposals closes on July 2.
Early registration for the San Jose event is also open and at a steep discount.
We're planning out a great show now with the full schedule to come over the next few months. But one item of particular interest is DoT's partnership with the IPSO Alliance. The Alliance will showcase the semi-finalists of this year’s IPSO Challenge at DoT and announce the winner of the challenge on day 2 of the event. The IPSO Challenge is dedicated to finding real world applications of the Internet Protocol (IP) in the Internet of Things.
In fact, it's not too late for you to enter. Through July 15, 2015, IPSO is calling on entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professional engineers in the technology sector to submit designs using IP for the Challenge. Last year’s grand prize winner of $10,000 was CenLab, the world’s first handheld Internet-enabled fluid analyzer. To submit an entry to the IPSO Challenge visit this website.
Good luck to those who enter the Challenge. Regardless, we hope to see you all at DoT. For more information on DoT, click here. If you are interested in speaking and want to chat with this editor before submitting a proposal, feel free to shoot me an email. And for a recap of DoT 2014, visit this collection of content about the show on EDN, Embedded's sister site.