Hackaday’s Open Hardware Summit Experience

 writes about 2017 Open Hardware Summit last week in Denver:

Hackaday’s Open Hardware Summit Experience

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.

 

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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. 

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I needed a little break, so I built my nifty @oshpark badge from #ohsdenver

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Hackaday’s Open Hardware Summit Experience

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

Open Hardware Summit 2016: afternoon sessions

[see previous blog post for morning sessions]

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Video recordings of Session 3 and Session 4 of Open Hardware Summit 2016 in Portland:

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Alicia Gibb and Michael Weinberg

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[Session 3: seek to 0 hr 16 min]

 

Note – the recording is missing these talks:

  • Steve Hodges: micro:bit Open Source Physical Computing Platform for CS Education
  • Dan Seal: Rise of Open Hardware in Education
  • Sakshi Srivastava

 

Creating an open factory among factories

Eric Pan

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[Session 4: starts at the beginning]

 

Space the Final Frontier of Open Hardware

Aaron Baker and Andrew Greenberg

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[Session 4: seek to 0 hr 19 min]

 

Beyond microchips: infrastructure, norms and feedback for open classical instruments

David Perry

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[Session 4: seek to 0 hr 35 min]

 

Open Source Hardware in our National Parks

Rianne Trujillo

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[Session 4: seek to 0 hr 51 min]

 

Open and Good Enough Manufacturing Solutions

Luka Mustafa

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[Session 4: seek to 1 hr 5 min]

 

Gallery of slides from the above talks:

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Related post:

Open Hardware Summit 2016: morning sessions

Open Hardware Summit 2016: afternoon sessions

#BringAHack to OSH Park tomorrow

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Please join us tomorrow night on Open Hardware Summit eve for a delightful mix of #BringAHack and open house!

When: Thursday, October 6th. 6 PM to Midnight.

Where: 311 B Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Refreshments will be served. No problem if you won’t be able to bring a “hack”. There will still be plenty of interesting things to experience!

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Uber From Crystal Ballroom (Downtown Portland):

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Public Transit From Crystal Ballroom (Downtown Portland):

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#BringAHack to OSH Park tomorrow