OSHWA is looking for 6 new faces to join the board of directors for the Open Source Hardware Association. The nominee form is for self-nominations only.
Please fill out the nominee form(deactivated Nov. 4th) to become a nominee or forward the link to someone you want to nominate. Do not fill out the form for someone else. The purpose of this form is to tell voting members why you want to serve on the OSHWA board. We will be publish the nominees and their answers on Nov. 5th.
Board members hold a 2-year position. Once board members have been chosen by the community, the board will appoint a President, VP, and Secretary. Board responsibilities include fundraising, advising on goals and direction, and carry out compliance with the organizations purposes and bylaws.
See the board member agreement to get a sense of the responsibilities. Board members are expected to adhere to the board attendance policy and come prepared having read the board packet. Board members are expected to spend 5-10 hours of time per month on OSHWA. Nominees can submit questions to [email protected]
Nominations will be open until Nov. 4th.
Member voting will take place Nov. 8-12.
Want to vote in the election? Become a member!
Please note that only individuals can vote, corporate members cannot.
The annual Open Hardware Summit took place on September 27th at MIT, and all the exciting and insightful presentation were live streamed to YouTube!
|9:00 AM||Door Open!|
|10:00||Opening Remarks: Michael Weinberg, OSHWA President|
|10:15||Eric Von Hippel: Economics of Open Hardware|
|10:45 AM||Surya Mattu: Approaching adversarial research|
|11:00||Oluwatobi Oyinlola: Hyperloop: The rLoop Journey|
|11:20||Sara Chipps: C++ API for Kids|
|11:35||Robin Getz: Open Source Software Defined Radio|
|11:55||Evan Raskob: Livecoding 3D printing: experiments in live computational sculpting|
|12:10||Adam Benzion: How to build a huge open source community (without being a total sellout).
Mario Gómez : Building Resilience With Public Institutions and Open Hardware
|1:45 PM||Neil Gershenfeld: How To Make (almost) Anything|
|2:20 PM||Joseph Apuzzo: MicroPython on ESP32 and LoBo|
|2:45 PM||Jodi Clark: OpenCosplay, Teaching the Next Generation|
|3:00 PM||SURPRISE SPEAKER YA’ALL|
|3:45 PM||Tarek Loubani: Gaza tourniquet: Making lifesaving medical devices under fire|
|4:00 PM||Stephanie Valencia: Creating a more accessible future with OSH|
|4:15 PM||Amitabh Shrivastava: Programmable-Air|
|4:30 PM||Ted Hayes: How to Put A Neural Network on an Arduino and Why|
|4:45 PM||Closing Remarks: Alicia Gibb, OSHWA Director|
If you enjoyed these talks, please consider joining the Open Source Hardware Association (OSWHA)!
And follow Open Hardware Summit on Twitter for update on 2019 – we’ll be in China!
The Open Hardware Summit is coming on Thursday, September 27th at MIT. OSH Park and Screaming Circuits are producing an electronic conference badge this year for the Summit. The badge features an e-paper display and an ESP32 microcontroller.
All 300 badges assembled by Screaming Circuits have arrived!
Thanks to Duane Benson and the rest of the team at Screaming Circuits for all the support on this project.
Michael Weinberg writes on the Open Source Hardware Association blog:
We at OSHWA are excited to announce that the OSHWA Certification process has an officially registered trademark. This registration will make it easier for OSHWA to prevent people from using the OSHWA Open Source Hardware Certification logo if they have not actually gone through the certification process. We hope this will give the community more confidence when they see the OSHWA certification logo on hardware out in the world.
Our guests for this week’s Hack Chat are Pete Dokter and Toni Klopfenstein of SparkFun Electronics. Pete is formerly the Director of Engineering at SparkFun and now the Brand Ambassador for SparkFun Electronics.
He hosts the According to Pete video series expounding on various engineering principles and seriously needs a silverburst Les Paul and a Sunn Model T. Toni is currently the product development manager at SparkFun. She’s served on the Open Source Hardware Association Board and participates in the Open Hardware Summit yearly. In her free time, she spends fifty weeks out of the year finding dust in her art and electronics projects.
Please note that this event follows the Summit on Thursday:
Can’t wait for OHS17? Check out these recordings from OHS16 in Portland:
We are excited for the 2017 Open Hardware Summit this Fall in Denver, and we’re pleased to see the Ada Lovelace Fellowship is now open for applications:
The Ada Lovelace Fellowship encourages women, LGBTA+, and/or other minorities in the open technology movement to both participate and nurture an incredible, diverse community within open source.
For the fifth year running, we are ecstatic to offer TEN (10) Open Hardware Fellowships to members of the community. This includes travel assistance and entrance to the 2017 open Hardware Summit!
We are at an exciting point in time for open source and hope to encourage everyone, no matter their walk in life, to embrace and participate in this incredible movement!