Sheda and Braneshop are excited to invite to the AI-Powered Urban Farm Fest. In hands-on workshops you will explore the practical use of AI, computer vision and the internet of things to build urban farms in the heart of Melbourne. In the course of the event, you will build and interact with automated farming systems, and learn how AI and automation can support the self-management these systems, with a view to becoming a crop-growers your own home!

The event is planed for November 28 2019 with a proposed venue at Testing Grounds.

Here is the draft program:


- 9am-9:30am -Arrival

- 9:30am-9:40am - Opening

- 9:40-10:20am - Keynote on automated Urban Farming

- 10:20-10:50am - Talk on AI and Computer Vision

- 10:50-11:20am - Talk on IoT and Automation

- 11:20-12pm - Urban Farm Showcase

- 12-1pm Lunch


- 1-2pm - Workshop 1 - Urban Farm Setup

- 2:10pm-3:10pm -Workshop 2 - IoT to automate

- 3:20pm-4:20pm -Workshop 3 - AI to make judgements

- 4:20 - 5pm - Putting it all together in your urban farm

- 5-5:30pm - Demos


- 5:30-6:30pm - Panel on Urban Farming

- 6:30pm - 9pm -Networking, Wrap-Up

Check back here for more information in July or get in touch at


Eike Zeller

Head of IoT Product Development
@ Sheda
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