Check out the first training video “Lab1: Blinking LED” from the new online course created by the BuB for Europe partners, based on the Open Sensor Networks pilot that has already been completed.
In this course we will explore the bottom-up creation of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) that can be used to gather and share data. This gathering and sharing of data empowers the citizenship to monitor and interact with the environment. We are interested in bottom-up models. We use the terms peer-to-peer, do-it-ourselves and bottom-up interchangeably. The idea that we want to transmit with bottom-up is that the participant takes an active role and contributes to the community rather than being a mere consumer. For this reason, we teach the first simple steps to build, configure and program a sensor, based on the Arduino open technology, that uploads the gathered data to the Internet to make it publicly available to those that are interested in it.
The course is targeted to any person with some interest in this area, especially those with few or no previous knowledge of this material.
In this first lab you will take your hands on an Arduino UNO. Also, we will upload an example code to the Arduino which will enable us to control the blink frequency of a connected LED.
For more details you can also check the complete guide at Scribd
Busy and exciting September for Commons for Europe with many announcements in two of the most important events in Open Innovation in the cities: OKCon, taking place Sept 16-18 in Geneva and PICNIC/Urban Innovation Week, on Sept 18-21 in Amsterdam.
Commons for Europe will be participating in both events with showcases and workshops, especially relevant for our Code for Europe initiative, since our 2013 fellows will take the opportunity to present the results of the first year of CfE fellowships. We will also announce the new Call for Fellows for our 2014 fellowships!
Join us, here you can see the program for each session:
OKCon - Tuesday 17 September, 11:30 – 13:15 @ Room 6, Floor 3
“Code for Europe: a showcase of open source solutions to civic/city challenges”
PICNIC, Urban Innovation Week - Friday 20 September, 14:00 – 19:00
“AUIW: Reinventing Cities by Grassroots Innovation”
Video from the project’s Consortium meeting taking place in Rome, on June 27-28, 2013.
In this years Futur En Seine edition, one of the biggest events in the area of Paris, our Code for Europe fellows and partners from Amsterdam and Barcelona will participate, explaining their experience forming part of the Code for Europe family.
More details to come soon!
Visit: Futur en Seine website
During the first week of May, on May 2nd and 3rd, 2013, the third Code for Europe fellows meeting and training will take place in Berlin, Germany, organized by Fraunhofer FOKUS.
The meeting will include 2 full of workshops, invited keynote speakers, team building exercises and lots of free time for open discussions and ideas exchange between the fellows. Some of the topics to be covered will be the eGovernment, Open Government Data, Cross Platform development, Open Source, User experience and usability, etc.
Location of the workshop is: Fraunhofer FOKUS – Institute for Open Communication Systems, Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, 10589, Berlin.
The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, OLSR, and 802.11s. Of course, new protocols (working on OpenWRT ) are always welcome!
This year the event will take place from Monday 15th till Sunday 21st of April at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
The Commons4EU project endorses and supports the Battle of the Mesh v6 because of the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grassroots community networks. This is the second time that Commons4EU members will participate in Battlemesh, as last year members of our BuB4EU initiative from UPF and guifi.net have also attended the event that took place in Greece. The experience was so interesting, meeting new people, discussing ideas and presenting our project objectives, that we have decided to repeat! So this year CASPUR-CINECA will also join the event as a supporter of the OpenWISP project.
Commons4EU will support the event by:
- help to promote the event
- members of the Commons4EU project (from our BuB4EU initiative) have already confirmed the attendance to the event
- give talks about our project advancement and especially our BuB4EU pilots
Next week the 2nd meeting of the Code for Europe fellows will take place in London, UK.
The meeting will include 2,5 days full of workshops, invited keynote speakers, team building exercises and lots of free time for open discussions and ideas exchange.
Location of the workshop is: Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE
Organized by the Fiber to the Home Council of Europe, the FTTH Conference, one of the biggest events around Fiber to the Home, will take place next February 19-21, on London.
Our Bottom-up-broadband (BuB) partners will be there to get the latest updates on the FTTH advances!
More information here.
Organized by Provincia di Roma and Lynx, the WhereCamp, the “geo unconference for Europe” is heading to Rome!
In this event, the most relevant technical aspects related to maps, geolocation, Geoweb services etc. will be discussed.
When: January 18-19, 2013
Where: Porta Futuro, Via Galvani 108, 00153, Roma
More info: Visit the WhereCamp site
Under the title “Reinventing Citizenship“, the two EU Projects Open Cities and Commons for Europe are organizing during the PICNIC festival 2012 a track around the importance of Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding for the cities.
How the use of ICT can allow different kinds of participation and collaboration between cities and citizens? This and other questions will be treated by a great panel of speakers, who are invited to present their views and experiences from the US and EU, followed by a most exiting discussion afterwards.
PICNIC festival is one of the premier events in Europe, focused on innovation and creativity. This year’s edition will take place on September 17 and 18, in the EYE Film Institute of Amsterdam.
Check the PICNIC Open Cities-Commons4EU track program here.
Check also here the program of all the PICNIC festival and see how you can participate.