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Wednesday, June 8 • 17:00 - 20:00
Getting started with the Things 
Network and crowdsourced LoRaWAN*

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Say hello to the Things Network
It’s an open, crowdsourced, and encrypted wireless IoT network that aims to solve the wireless hurdles of limited range, excessive power consumption, and high operational cost using game-changing LoraWAN technology.

In Bergen, the close to thirty gateways spread throughout the city provide wireless coverage in the most densely populated areas. Every day, thousands of data packets are transmitted from the hundreds of sensors deployed in the area. Maybe the next one will be yours?

This workshop will teach you everything you need to get started with The Things Network, LoraWAN, and crowdsourced IoT. We will provide you with your very own LoRa-ready microcontroller. If you are lucky, you might get the opportunity to take it home with you, too.

We will cover
– The Things Network and LoraWAN explained
– How it works and how you can use it in your projects (for fun and profit).
– Fair usage and duty cycle limitations.
– Spreading factors, data rates, and bandwidth.
– Different network activation methods and when to use them: Activation by Personalisation (ABP) versus Over The Air Activation (OTAA).
– The Things Network Console: How to register your free account, configure your applications, and set up data forwarding to external endpoints.
– “Hello, world!": Your first and simple The Things Network application.
– Raw data payload decoding and port routing.
– IoT thermometer: Air temperature readings over the air.

You should have
– Basic to intermediate programming skills.
– Fundamental knowledge about Arduino and microcontrollers.

What to bring
– A computer with the Arduino IDE installed and working.

What we will provide
– Arduino MKR WAN 1310 Microcontroller.
– Aerial antenna.
– TMP36 Analogue Temperature Sensor.
– Necessary cables and wires.

Primarily for
Developers, Architects, Security professionals, Product developers, Others

Participant requirements
– A computer with the Arduino IDE installed and working
– A phone running a recent version of iOS or Android

This workshop is open for all to attend, and free for members of Media City Bergen / NCE Media. Tickets for non-member participants are NOK 500 (excluded tax).

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Ricco Førgaard

Backend Developer, Apparat
Ricco is an avid backend developer from Apparat AS in Bergen. He has more than 15 years of experience from various industries such as telecom, social sciences, and video streaming. The last few years his focus has been mostly on Go, event driven architechtures, and Kubernetes.
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Ketil Moland Olsen

Senior Project Manager, Media City Bergen
Ketil is a Media and Technology passionate on a mission to fuel the future's most engaging and innovative viewer, listener, and reader experiences. Born, raised, and based in Bergen, Norway, he is currently a Senior Project Manager at Media City Bergen.Over the past 18 years, Ketil has worked in the media industry's editorial and technological sectors – enjoying the intersection in the middle the most. His experience includes product and team leadership, project management, software design and development, online broadcast o... Read More →

Wednesday June 8, 2022 17:00 - 20:00 CEST
Media Lab, 9th floor, Tower 3, Media City Bergen Lars Hilles gate 30, 5008 Bergen