Carmen López: On May 30th, the Telefonica’s Demonstration Centre in Santander hosted the second IoTSantander Meetup.

On May 30th, the Telefonica’s Demonstration Centre in Santander hosted the second IoTSantander Meetup. In few words… It was complete success! All people who had booked a seat for the informal meeting attended and could enjoy three entertaining talks plus a guided tour of the Demonstration Centre.
 
Firstly, Sergio Martín, from the Cantabrian enterprise TST, presented the idea they carried out to celebrate the IoTDay on May 9th. He explained how, with MQTT protocol support, people could answer questions from an IoTQuiz and with each hit, through a MQTT Server, move a little F1-car remotely. After the explanation he showed a nice demo where we took control of Vettel’s car.
 
Second talk came from the IoT team of FABLAB Santander. They explained the audience what is a Fablab (dispersed throughout the world), including some interesting projects developed within Fablab Santander, such as the InternetofBees or one focused on help disabled people and their caregivers through IoT.
 
The last talk was led by Johnny Choque, researcher at the University of Cantabria, who presented the project EAR-IT. During his presentation, Johnny explained how this project works to analyse the acoustic in the city detecting events and patterns to help citizens and add a new dimension to the Smart City.
 
Finally, Pedro Anabitarte from Telefonica made a guided tour around the Demostration Center, showing demos about technologies linked to the Smart City and IoT services about Urban mobility, Energy, Environment, Tourism, etc.
Although the event was supposed to take about 45-60 minutes it took around 2 hours, because people were really interested, producing much interaction with the speakers. 
 
To add the cherry on the cake some of the attendees went for a drink and something for dinner, continuing with enjoyable discussions.
 
To see some photos or more information about IoTSantander Meeetup visit the webpage.
 


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