# Submitting a talk to SquatConf, a different experience ...
Submitting a talk to squatconf is a different experience, Usually, you cross your finger hoping to be accepted, an audience, a different place, some good peoples is not a bad thing, hey ?
SquatConf will be providing all of that, sort of ... and a lot more ... in a different package
all talks are welcome, but we are not really here to promote "how we X helped the company Y to become the biggest in Z", we are here to have some good conversation about exiting technologies, with an emphasis on the one that free our minds.
In the talk proposal we are asking if you can offord to advance the price of your trip, this is not mandatory, nor a no go for a talk, but due to the format of the conference, your trip may not be refunded, this is an experience, it is up to you if you want to try it, we are NOT LOOKING FOR COMPANY PAID TRIPS, unless they expect noting out of it, except helping you giving a talk where they are not mentioned nor related but in an interesting place
You will more likely be hosted by some Parisians, they usually don't bite, but drink (and share) lots of wine, cheese, and do not have a room service.
tag : freedom, privacy, thing that moves and blinks
advance costs : N/A (paris)
need room : N/A
Location : Paris
Can host ppl : 4
# The intranet of things
Now is the time for the internet of things, they say, a bit like the rise of the internet itself, we are "discovering" a new free land, full of creativity, freedom and beautiful ideas.
It is also a time where we know how much value our government value our privacy, a moment where insurance company buy your biometric data for a couple of euro a month ...
History repeat itself, but the cycles are faster and faster every time, we know that we have to fight right now for a free internet, and still we let Trojans in our home everyday.
What we call now internet of things is basically gathering sensors data, send them over the internet to _"the cloud"_ treat/store that data and eventually send data back.
Why don't we take our data back home and treat it where it belongs ?
The privacy we are all betting here is more dangerous than most of our browsing history/personals emails
So we should we build our own system to enjoy the possibilities of all the things without giving sensitive data about our lives.
but can't we play also their own game ? some of them offer them to [pay less insurance by selling your biometric data](https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/vitality-how-to-earn) some of them talk about [Building database of biometric data to build per case dependance insurance policies](http://www.scor.com/images/stories/pdf/library/scor-inform/scorinf_construction%20bases%20bio_fr_bd_pg.pdf), can't we all be athletes in the world of things ?
All of these questions have no clear responses, and I believe we should talk about it.