Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
28 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Register now, space is limited.

Register now, space is limited.

Creating great hardware products in the IoT era

Solid is the only Internet of Things conference that addresses the full hardware stack—everything you need to know about designing, prototyping, programming, manufacturing, and marketing the next generation of intelligent devices.

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Discover the secrets to creating great products

New technologies have made it possible for anyone to create intelligent, connected devices. Startups like Nest and Oculus have shown that, as Joi Ito has put it, “hardware start-ups are looking like the software start-ups of the previous digital age.” At the same time, large companies that build physical objects have an unprecedented opportunity to remake their products for the Internet era.

To compete, you need to understand the entire product creation stack: design, prototyping, electronics, software, manufacturing, marketing, and business strategy.

Solid is where the brightest minds in product development come together to share expertise, innovation, and inspiration. This one-day, one-track immersion will walk you through the essential skills you need to survive in this new agile world of hardware, including:

  • product design and UX
  • blending design and technology
  • overcoming the particular challenges faced by startups trying to move from idea to product quickly and at minimal cost
  • managing agile hardware development processes inside large, heavy-duty enterprises
  • navigating “the clash of two worlds” (hardware and software)
  • advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication
  • technology for social good
  • smart cities
  • privacy and security

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The O’Reilly Solid Conference is an extraordinary (and valuable) experience for anyone who creates physical products—consumer devices, industrial machines, and everything in between. Make plans to join us 28 October at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. Register by 17 September to get the Early Price.

Present at Solid

The Startup Showcase is a chance for early-stage companies in this new space to hone their pitch, meet investors, and bounce big ideas off the industry’s movers and shakers. Apply by 18 September.

Any topic is fair game for Ignite from technology to culture to business to philosophy. Submit a proposal by 25 September.

“Solid is a brilliant event, packed with great content, and very much adding value to the community.”
–Nico Abbruzzese, Global Director of Creative Technology, Maxus

See what you missed at Solid 2014

Richard Isaacs: “Musical Counterpoint in Wood, Bone, Metal and Carbon Fiber”

Carl Bass: “3D Printing & Design – The Future of How Things are Made”

Paola Antonelli: “The New Frontiers of Design”

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