Ever since my first day with the company here at NewieVentures, I’ve been told that innovation is our specialty. I never really stopped to think about what that meant. This is until the Head of Tech at NewieVentures suggested I write a blog post about it.
Every newcomer to LoRaWAN eventually needs to know how to get data from a LoRaWAN device. If you're ready to get your hands dirty, you've probably gone searching for answers and been rather underwhelmed. Here, I've attempted to put all the concepts you'll need to wrap your head around this seemingly confusing mess together in one place.
You might already be excited for the rumours about local governments and telcos making moves to install LoRaWAN infrastructure in cities across Australia.
Then again, you might be like me, and have no idea what LoRaWAN is (until of course your boss asks you to write a blog about it).
In mid-2016, Darren Burrowes, CEO of the BlueZone Group, engaged us, NewieVentures, to take on the final stages of product development for a pipeline leakage detection device.
You grab your phone, open an app, type in your destination and select ‘send’. A few minutes later you receive an alert, and you head out to start your journey - in a public transport bus, which has stopped right on your block.
If you have a school age child, chances are you’ve heard all about the importance of STEM education - that’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Globalisation has driven us into a knowledge-based economy, where technological skills are highly valued. We need to be able to interpret data and solve complex problems, to think critically and seek innovative solutions.
The world seems to be caught in a spiral of collecting more and more data, with an estimate of 44 trillion gigabytes of data to be created by 2020. Data about who we are, what we do, when we do it, how and why we do it. Putting aside the question of privacy and whether or not we are getting closer to an 1984 scenario, why do we collect data? Why do we think it is a useful thing to do?
This article is the second of two, reflecting on a recent trip to China. As explained in article one, I joined a cohort from Eighteen04 in Newcastle, Australia, to explore the electronics manufacturing powerhouse in Shenzhen, China. The journey was a great success, thanks to the amazing guidance of Brinc.io.
In early June 2017, I had the fortune to be part of a contingent of electronic hardware entrepreneurs from Newcastle, Australia, who spent a week exploring the culture, business and scale of the manufacturing Mecca in Shenzhen, China.
The number of people living in urban areas keeps increasing year after year, and it is estimated that 70% of the population will live in cities by 2050. Managing ever growing cities is becoming more and more challenging, with urban areas turning into day-long traffic jams and frustrating parking lots.
So how important are smart cities for urban planning and urban management?
Another city - a bit closer to home this time - taking some great steps towards becoming the next big Smart City! Adelaide has a lot of projects under way around smart parking, smart lighting and environmental monitoring.