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over 8 years ago

Whew! What a day!

Hello everyone!

I wanted to thank you again for participating in IoTHackDay 2015 and congratulations to our winners:

1. Sound Scout

2. (tie) Go Go Gadget

2. (tie) Smart Pill Box

3. Jukebox Backpack

I hope that regardless of where you ended on your project, you had fun and were able to network, learn, teach and laugh together with other IoT makers in the community. I saw so much excitement and energy from people that day that I can't wait to see what products everyone dreams up for the next one! I'm also happy to report that the LED Costumes event was a huge success as well! 13 kids attended and built a number of different projects using LEDs, Arduino and a ton of creativity.

We are uniqiely positioned here in the state of Minnesota to be leaders in the Internet of Things and am certain that as a community we will continue to help IoT grow. To that point, Patrick will be posting an anonymous survey to the group on DevPost to get your feedback. Please take the time to give us your honest responses as we want to continue to improve this event. In the future, (if my dreams come true), I'd love to be in a position to put on multiple IoTHackDays at various locations and times during a single year.

I also wanted to give on final plug for all of our sponsors and of course Minnetronix for being such an amazing host. The volunteers from Minnetronix went above and beyond to help teach kids how to solder, assist me in getting the space setup and torn down and bent over backwards to accomodate us. A HUGE thanks goes to those employee volunteers and the company for supporting the local IoT community in such a special way.

Finally, as a reminder, we will be having our 2nd IoTFuse Conference in the spring. The dates/location are not yet set, but if you want to be kept up to date sign up at:

I look forward to seeing you all again soon and feel truely blessed to be working with the most creative and innovative people I know. Thank you for helping to make this event something special!


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