Do you know of Silicon Valley Code Camp? Two days of all kinds of one hour seminars. Just happened last weekend. Looked like there were 500 developers. There were a couple of IoT seminars, but I don’t think any referenced Particle products.
Particle should consider either becoming a SVCC sponsor next year, or at least running a seminar or two. It’s a great chance to get exposure to a big crowd and get them jacked up about what you can do. I heard that sponsors who commit by January 2017 get a discount.
Particle.io user for a year now,