Look for Drew in purple!
This yearly gathering brings together the people and businesses that hold Open Hardware as an ideal to encourage, grow, and live by. There was a night-before party, the summit itself which is a day full of talks, and this year a tour of a couple very familiar open hardware companies in the area.
I thought this year’s conference was quite delightful and am happy to share with you some of the highlights.
The OSH Park table was not only showing off a PCB panel as their signage, but had our favorite SMD solder challenge boards on hand.
Pamela spoke about her desktop loom project:
Please note that this event follows the Summit on Thursday:
Can’t wait for OHS17? Check out these recordings from OHS16 in Portland:
The 2017 Open Hardware Summit is the annual gathering of the OSHWA organization and open hardware community. We are a 501c3 not for profit. Our goal of the Open Hardware Summit and Community is to create an inclusive welcoming environment to empower people in all stages of discovering open source.
The Summit is seeking submissions for talks from individuals and groups working with open hardware and related areas. Topics of interest for the summit include, but are not limited to:
- Digital fabrication
- Wearables, e-textiles, and fashion tech
- Quantified-self hardware
- Means of supporting collaboration and community interaction
- On demand and low volume manufacturing
- Distributed development and its relationship to physical goods
- Software design tools (CAD / CAM)
- DIY technology
- Ways of sharing
- Business models
- Competition and collaboration
- Sustainability of open hardware products (e.g. how to unmake things)
- Industrial design
- Open hardware in the enterprise
- Specific product domains: e.g. science, agriculture, communications, medicine
- Legal and intellectual property implications of open-source hardware
- Open hardware in education
- Addressing the gender imbalance or other types of under-representation in the open hardware community
- Life Hacking
For the 4th year, the Summit is offering up to ten Open Hardware Fellowships to members of the community which includes a $500 travel stipend:
The Ada Lovelace Fellowship was founded in 2013 prior to the annual Open Hardware Summit at MIT by Summit Chair Addie Wagenknecht and OSHWA Director Alicia Gibb as a way to encourage women, LGTBA+ and/or other minorities in open technology and culture to actively participate and foster a more diverse community within open source.
We hope to see you all there!