Announcing Homecamp 4 - "Hack The House"

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Ken Boak

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Sep 1, 2011, 10:14:10 AM9/1/11
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Homecamp 4   "Hack the House"
 
Homecamp brings together members of the technical community interested in using open systems and low cost, often repurposed hardware to bring around a positive change in the way we use energy and appliances around the home.
 
With ever increasing energy prices the race is on to develop ways to utilise smart technology to help offset domestic energy consuption and lower carbon footprints.
 
Homecamp 4 invites those working with technology, whether software, hardware or web based applications to meet at an informal "unconference" in central London to offer presentations, workshops, mash-ups and hack sessions with the aim of sharing information and furthering the development of the open energy community.
 
Presentations this year will include the following provisional topics : 
  • An Open Energy Monitor  - Trystan Lea and Glyn Hudson
  • A Low Voltage DC Power System - Simon Daniel or Chris Wright, Moixa Technology
  • Nanode - an Open Hardware Success Story - Ken Boak,  Arbour Wood Ltd.
  • Pachube - Open Data for Energy Monitoring  - Usman Haque, Pachube.
  
The event takes place at the Centre for Creative Collaborations, at 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG - Nearest tube is  500m  at Kings Cross.
 
This bright, modern venue offers ideal facilities both for presentations and working in small groups. 
 
Lunch will be provided in the form of a buffet *.   Refreshments, including tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer also available.
 
 
Provisional Schedule
 
Saturday 29th October
 
9:30  Open for refreshments and meet and greet
10:00  Keynote presentation
10:30  Presentation Slot 1  - To be decided on the day
11:00  Presentation Slot 2
11:30  Presentation Slot 3
12:00  Morning workshop session 1
13:00  Lunch
14:00  Regroup and arrange Unconference - session 1
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 Unconference session 2
18:00 Day 1 de-brief
 
For those staying in London there will be an evening pub visit.
 
Sunday 30th October
 
9:30  Open for refreshments and meet and greet
10:00  Hacksession
10:30  Presentation Slot 1  To be decided on the day
11:00  Presentation Slot 2
11:30  Presentation Slot 3
12:00  Morning workshop session 1
13:00  Lunch
14:00  Regroup and arrange Unconference - session 1
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 Unconference session 2
18:00 Day 2 de-brief
 
Cost  £10 per day or £17.50 for the full weekend (plus booking fees) - to include lunch and refreshments.
 
Because of the fire limit at C4CC we are restricted to a total of 95 attendees.
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*Vietnamese buffet consisting of the following:
 
Meat or Vegetarian baguettes  (Chicken, pork, beef, prawn and tofu)
Spring rolls
 
Pizza  - to order as required 

andyp

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Sep 1, 2011, 10:22:35 AM9/1/11
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I'll put this up on homecamp.org.uk right now.

andyp

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Sep 1, 2011, 10:56:41 AM9/1/11
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