Ada Lovelace Fellowship for Open Hardware Summit

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:
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Ada Lovelace Fellowship Applications Now Open

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!

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Ada Lovelace Fellowship for Open Hardware Summit

2017 Open Hardware Summit

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The 2017 Open Hardware Summit will be held on October 5th in Denver, Colorado:

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.

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Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite:

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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
  • Robotics
  • 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
  • Art
  • 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.

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2017 Open Hardware Summit