Here’s a great event March 23-25 that Leif mentioned in our Thursday Tech Lab – for anyone who is around, it sounds like it will be great!!
From their Meetup page (http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/50617532/):
We will be exploring how we can build our own investigative tools, create rugged sensors that can survive in the water for at least 1 month, connect real-time data and citizen observed reports with a Pachube <-> Ushahidi linkup, crowdsource water quality information, and generally create systems that engage people with their waterways here in NYC.
We will start with an evening mixer on Friday night to form groups and talk about projects, hack through Saturday and Sunday, and show our work in a public session on Sunday afternoon.