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

New OSHWA forum powered by Discourse

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writes on the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) blog:

The OSHWA Forums: Now Powered by Discourse

We are very pleased to announce that our new community forums are up and running. The discussion forums are powered by Discourse, which is easy to use, easy to maintain, and open source.

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Among other new features, Discourse offers the ability to follow and reply to topics via email. This was one of the biggest reasons we decided to migrate our forums from their old home on bbPress. We’re hoping this will breathe some life into what has otherwise been an admittedly dormant part of the site.

New OSHWA forum powered by Discourse

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 Source Hardware month events

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October is Open Source Hardware month!  Join with one of these upcoming events:

Documentation Day San Francisco

Date: 10/18/2016   6:30pm
Details: David from IFTTT is away this month. Let’s meetup at the TechShop at the 2nd Floor Conference Room. More details: https://www.meetup.com/urbanagtech/events/234473382/
Venue: Tech Shop
Location: 926 Howard street, San Francisco, CA

Parts & Crafts and Public Lab Documentation Nights

Date: October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 6-8pm
Details: Parts & Crafts — a makerspace for kids and adults — will be working to document all their existing open hardware projects — including the One Lightsaber Per Child project — & invite the public to help, learn more, and use their space to document their own open hardware. Public Lab will be hosting “upgrade your DIY spectrometer” documentation events on the 12th and 19th.
Venue: Parts & Crafts/Somerville Tool Library
Location: 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Event: Documentation Day Boulder 

Date: 10/22/2016, 1-4pm
Details: Toni Klopfenstein and Alicia Gibb are hosting a Documentation Day at SparkFun Electronics. Get some photography tips and bring the project you want to open source the most!
Venue: SparkFun Electronics
Location: 6333 Dry Creek Parkway, Niwot CO, 80544

Documentation Day NYC 

Date: 10/25/2016  5:30-9:00
Details: Michael Weinberg and Joel Murphy will be hosting a Documentation Day in New York. Details: shpws.me/MNb8
Venue: Fat Cat Fab Lab
Location: 224 W. 4th St., 2nd floor

Documentation Day Brazil at the Hardware Liberation Hackathon 

Date: 10/29-31/2016
Details: e-hal.org.br/en
Venue: PUC-SP, Campus Conceição
Location:São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Documentation Day Berlin

Date: 10/29-30/2016
Details: Addie Wagenknecht will be hosting a Documentation Day in Berlin. Details to follow.
Venue: TBD
Location: TBD

Open Source Hardware month events

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

Open Hardware Summit 2016: morning sessions

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Video recordings of Session 1 and Session 2 of Open Hardware Summit 2016 in Portland:

Programming is Forgetting

Allison Parrish

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[seek to 45 min]

 

“Embedis” dictionary server for embedded systems

Tom Moxon and David Turnbull

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[seek to 1 hr 18 min]

 

OpenMV: From Hack-A-Day Fail of the Week to Success

Kwabena Agyeman

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[seek to 1 hr 32 min]

 

Open vs. Collaborative: Lessons from Linux and Google

Jason Krinder

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[seek to 1 hr 49 min]

 

Caroline Sinders

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[seek to 2 hr 38 min]

 

Free/Libre/Open Source Marketing

Harris Kenny

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[Part 1: seek to 2 hr 52 min of Session 1]

[Part 2: start of Session 2]

 

Open Source Hardware at Intel: Moving the Mountain

Tracey Erway

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[seek to 0 hr 7 min]

 

Designing an ecosystem to drive an open source hardware project

Shigeru Kobayashi and Genta Kondo

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[seek to 0 hr 21 min]

 

Bilal Ghalib

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[seek to 0 hr 40 min]

 

Open Source Hardware Medical Instrumentation

Ashwin Whitchurch

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[seek to 0 hr 59 min]

 

What’s up with My Grandma? Open Hardware and Motor Function

Justyna Ausareny

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[seek to 1 hr 23 min]  note: the talk is truncated

 

Gallery of slides from the above talks:

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Related post:

Open Hardware Summit 2016: afternoon sessions

Open Hardware Summit 2016: morning sessions