Monthnotes for May 2015
June 1, 2015 | By Peter Bihr |
For quite a while I haven’t managed to write regular #weeknotes. However, I do like writing regular updates and they tend to turn out to be quite useful as a reference. So I’ll try monthly notes instead, and play with the format.
In self-directed work…
ThingsCon 15 is a wrap. Phew! Intense! Exhilarating! Excellent, too. Time for a break. (Wanna do that again sometime?) We’re now discussing internally where we see the ThingsCon platform headed in the future…
Been wondering if, and how, we can apply the design principles of Open World Games to the conference experience. Still struggling with this one, as there’s a million things to take into consideration and I’m not even sure yet where to start. Mentally adding more meat every day, but it’s still early days.
Dearsouvenir, a digital mag I’m co-founding around travel and souvenirs, is slowly but surely coming together after some delays.
We’re fine-tuning the format and workflows for The Imaginary Unit, our monthly executive briefing around emerging tech and IoT.
Interaction16 is shaping up. First keynotes are being confirmed, advisory board being set up, call for proposals (and for volunteers) should be online anytime now
In client work…
Some spring cleaning on smart city policy research & input for the German government brings that project to a nice & clean finish.
Several ongoing projects with Alex DS around IoT in smart homes, agriculture, smart cities are ramping up nicely. Always to be great to get to work with friends.
Several not-yet-public/still-under-wraps projects around connected driving, IoT and the developer ecosystem for larger corporate clients are slowly taking shape.
Been spending some time in Portland (see this bog post). Been great, even though I’m still only slowly getting into the local tech scene as the city has a lot to offer on other accounts, too. Including great surroundings, like Crater Lake a few hours south, that turn out to be a really nice distraction:
That was my May. Talk soon!