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Open source fireside chat, lightning talks, and new speakers at Spectra

Here's the scoop on our first annual customer conference for IoT developers and product builders.

Meghan Murphy article author avatarMeghan MurphySeptember 11, 2018
Open source fireside chat, lightning talks, and new speakers at Spectra

This October we’re throwing our first annual customer conference for IoT developers and product builders. It’ll be a day full of best practices, product deep dives, and demos of the latest (and soon to be announced) Particle products. Tickets are still on sale and include a special hardware bundle and custom PCB Partibadge. We just extended the early bird to the end of this week! Get your tickets before Friday.

The session line up includes keynotes speakers from IBM, Microsoft, and Jacuzzi with learnings shared from MIT’s volcano air sensing initiative to monitoring ocean trends with an IoT-powered surf fin. We’re excited to announce the latest speakers joining Spectra below.

New keynote panel on open source IoT with Thread Group, Microsoft, and IBM

As part of the keynote lineup, Particle CEO and Co-founder Zach Supalla will be sitting down with leaders who are driving innovation through open source and standards.


We’re excited to have Amanda Silver, Director of PM for Microsoft Dev Tools, Greg Gorman, Director of Global Developer Advocacy, and Grant Erickson, President of Thread Group and Principal Engineer at Nest. Read more here.

Founding partner of Root Ventures and Altrac CEO on creating revenue with IoT

Avidan Ross of Root Ventures and Neil Schultz of join the conversation on how you can create business value with your IoT solution. They’ll join Kate Whitcomb, Director of Programs at HAX to discuss best practices in approaching this aspect of your model, where companies have gone right and where companies have missed the mark. See the full session details here.

Lunchtime Lightning Talks featuring Jaza, Hackster, Uber and more

Just added to the agenda! A series of fast-moving and fun lightning talks from a variety of attendees. This new lineup includes Charlyn Gonda, Software Engineer at Uber and of Sharknicorn fame, Sebastian Manchester of Co-founder and CTO at Jaza, and Alex Glow the lead Hardware Nerd at Hackster. Grab your lunch to go and enjoy this lineup at the main stage.


What’s a developer conference without some hands-on hacking? Everyone attending will be able to dig into the included hardware bundle in a half-day workshop with the Particle Team.

Learn how to master advanced Particle tools and be the first to experience the latest products (some announced day of) from Particle. Learn more about the workshops here, all included in the one-day conference ticket. Plus you’ll walk home with your own custom Particle PCB badge.

Join us at Spectra 2018, the IoT conference for product builders and developers. Register now.