Open Hardware Happy Hour (O3H)
12-29, 22:00–23:00 (Europe/Berlin), Lichtung
Language: English

We want to revive the Open Hardware Meetup and make it a regular event again starting with this year's Congress. In the future we want to present great Open Hardware projects and give a space for exchange - alternating in the world of bits and atoms. Join us, present what you're working on and let's get to know each other!

For this first session we discuss topics such as:

  • How do we interface open hardware dev + community work with questions of sustainability / climate change mitigation?
  • Open hardware as possibility to repurpose hardware and upcycle things
  • Funding for open hardware
  • Public funding -> public tech

We will be joined by Helen Leigh from Crowd Supply, Luis Felipe Murillo, co-founder of the Journal of Open Hardware, Cedric Honnet from MIT Media Lab, Mitch Altman from Cornfield Electronics, Drew Fustini from BayLibre, Shannon Dosemagen from Open Environmental Data Project, and possibly others.

Daniel is passionate about the intersection of open hardware and open workshops. For the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, he works as a project manager on a prototype fund hardware. He is also part of the EU-funded project OPENNEXT, bringing together makerspaces and SMEs to co-develop open hardware. As an interaction designer with a PhD, he is also active for other NGOs and is involved in assistive technologies for people who are deaf, for example.

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Ich arbeite mit Daniel Wessolek für die OKF DE an einem Prototype Fund Hardware. Außerdem bastel ich in Offenen Werkstätten, beschäftige mich mit Physical Computing und setze mich für freie Bildung sowie Open Hardware ein.

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Helen Leigh is a creative technologist and author who specializes in music technologies, experimental electronics and open hardware. She is the author of "The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics", as well as a regular hardware column for Make Magazine. Helen is Head of Community at Crowd Supply, a crowdfunding platform for open hardware.

Mitch Altman is an international hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places. He has been creating music and music synthesizers since he was a teenager, was co-founder of 3ware, a successful Silicon Valley startup in the late 1990s, and did pioneering work in Virtual Reality in the mid-1980s. He has contributed to 2600, MAKE, and other magazines, and wrote a chapter for “Maker Pro”, a book about making a living from projects one loves. Mitch enjoys his frequent hacker/artist-in-residencies, where he shares, learns, and continues to cross-pollinate. For the last several years Mitch has been giving performances, talks, leading workshops around the world, inspiring people, sharing how to make cool things with electronics, and teaching everyone to solder. He promotes hackerspaces and open source hardware, and mentors others wherever he goes. He is a co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, and is President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.

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Fascinated by embedded systems and the Linux kernel. Advocate for Open Source Hardware and Free Software.

Shannon (she/her) is an environmental health advocate, community science champion and enthusiastic about the potential for open systems and technology to support the creation of a more just and equitable future.

Whether teaching freshwater benthic sampling, working with fenceline communities on environmental monitoring or teaching the complex art of kayaking in weedy water, Shannon is focused on building and growing collaborative spaces.

She has spent the last 20 years working with environment and public health groups to address declining freshwater resources, coastal land loss and building monitoring programs with communities living adjacent to industrial facilities. Shannon is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow working on the Open Environmental Data Project, co-founder of Public Lab and Executive Director from 2010-20. She is a member of the National Parks Conservation Association Board of Trustees, is a board member of Code for Science and Society, a steward of the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Open Hardware, member of the Union of Concerned Scientists Science Advocacy working group, and previous Chair of both the U.S. EPA National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology and the Citizen Science Association. She is a Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, a senior fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, and is a previous Fellow at both the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and Loyola University Environmental Communications Institute.