Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

IoT Profiles Series

One Startup’s Hardware Journey

We’ve partnered with PCH to support world class startups in the Internet of Things Industry. Fresh from a recent win at the Hardware Hackathon, we have invited some very special guests to experience the Solid Conference this year. This extraordinary team will be onsite at Solid. Join us as we learn more about their Hardware Journey and what it’s like to start up in the Internet of Things.

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Previous IoT Profile Episodes

The Hardware Startup with Renee DiResta and Ryan Vinyard

June 15th, 2015, 10am PST

Hardware startups have become much easier to build in the last few years. Join Renee DiResta and Ryan Vinyard, co-authors of The Hardware Startup, as they talk with Jon Bruner about the startup landscape in hardware and IoT, and what entrepreneurs need to know to build their businesses. Send in your questions about hardware startups by tweeting with the hashtag #IoTProfiles

Pop-up Factory: David Cranor and Marcelo Coelho

June 8th, 2015, 10am PST

Get a sneak peek at what is in store for Solid. We will manufacture Alike Bands live, right in the Solid demo pavilion, and hand them out to members of the audience. You’ll see components become fully-functioning electronics on an assembly line, in an illustration of how fast and fluid the hardware process has become.

Check out the latest updates on the Pop-up Factory project >

Michael Chui & Jon Bruner

June 3rd, 2015, 10 – 11am PST

Join Dr. Michael Chui, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute, and Jon Bruner, Program Chair of O’Reilly Solid, as we present a brand new perspective on what’s happening at the intersection of business and the Internet of Things.

Reddit AMA with Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab

May 29th, 2015, 1pm EST

Check out the Reddit thread here >

Cory Doctorow & Tim O’Reilly

May 8th, 2015, 9 – 10am PST

What do security and privacy mean in a world connected by the Internet of Things? Join Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing and science fiction author, and Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, on an hourlong Google Hangout on Air to hear how privacy and security are transforming IoT. Whether you are from an enterprise, startup, or investor, this is your chance to learn more about these important topics affecting every major industry around the world.

Additional Resource:

A Conversation with Cory Doctorow and Tim O’Reilly: Opportunities and Challenges in the IoT.
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