From one of my colleagues at OSSWatch- looks interesting, I'll probably
swing along for at least one day.
"OSS Watch is delighted to announce a new event in the Open Source Junction
series aimed at facilitating knowledge exchange between industry and
academic innovation. Open Source Junction brings together the best business
and academic minds to explore how the two sectors can jointly innovate,
develop and exploit open source software in conjunction with open source
Open Source Junction 4 is taking place on 14th-15th March at Trinity
College, Oxford and focuses on open source hardware.
Open Source Hardware (OSH), like Open Source Software (OSS), is an open
approach to technology where the information needed to create hardware
artefacts – such as schematics, drawings and bill of materials – is
distributed, allowing others to produce artefacts, and to modify and
improve on the design. Open Source Hardware has a wide range of
applications, including medical appliances, lab equipment, surveillance
drones, and toys.
If you're involved in an Open Source Hardware project, a project that uses
Open Source Software in conjunction with hardware, or just enjoy cool
hardware hacks, we'd like to see you at Open Source Junction.
We're keen to exploit the tangible nature of Open Source Hardware at the
event by encouraging attendees who are part of a hardware project, whether
Open Source Hardware in the strictest sense or an innovative use of
commodity hardware in conjunction with Open Source Software, to give a
short presentation or demo. If you're interested in doing this, please
give details on the registration form.
You can read full details of the event and sign up at EventBrite."