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Hackathon: The Things Network - build your own Internet of Things



Hackathon: The Things Network - build your own Internet of Things

The Things Network (TTN) is a global movement with the mission to build a decentralized, open, and crowdsourced Internet of Things data network owned and operated by its users.

Building one’s own independent network, rather than having to pay an operator for IoT connectivity, provides interesting opportunities and new models for communities, education and small and medium companies alike.
The Things Network is based on LoRaWan - an open LPWAN (low power wide area network) standard which builds on the proprietary radio protocol LoRa.
This hackathon and workshop is the first meeting of the emerging TTN community in Copenhagen and Denmark.
It is for those who would like to gain hands-on experience with LoRaWan and The Things Network – learn how to build and test gateways and sensor nodes.
However, there will also be plenty of room for those who primarily want to learn about approaches to IoT networking, applications, use-cases, and the various possibilities around The Things Network and its alternatives such as Sigfox, NB-IoT, and so forth.

Workshops and talks will include:

  • Gateways and sensor nodes
  • IoT and TTN for education - in primary and secondary schools, and in communities
  • A presentation of the Alexandra Institute's OrganiCity project
  • IoT and TTN for urban gardens, agriculture, aquaponics
  • Room for participant contributions and BOF sessions


If you would like to build and take home your own gateway, from a Raspberry PI and an iC880a radio concentrator, and you would like us to buy the components for you, please mark the checkbox below and you will be charged a maximum cost of DKK 1700 (possibly lower, based on number of participants).

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01 June from 13:00 to 17:00 May, date to be confirmed
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

The Things Network & InfinIT - Innovation network for IT

Senior Research and Innovation Manager
+45 27 26 54 79
Njalsgade 76, 2300 København S