External Events

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Open Source Hardware Camp 2016 – Hebden Bridge 3/9/2016

On the 3rd September 2016, 09:00 Saturday morning – 16:00 on the Sunday afternoon at The Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8DG, UK [map] (53.743433-2.008952)

Please register to attend and share on Lanyrd.

Open Source Hardware Camp 2016 will take place place in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge. For the third year running it is being hosted as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival.

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How to Start your Open Source Business

Tariq Rashid

All (almost all) the talks at the Open for Business conference, that was hosted as part of the Wuthering Bytes festival at the end of September, have been recorded and are now available on line.

This includes recordings of the talks by Tariq RashidRob Blake,  Stuart Mackintosh (second talk), Rob TaylorScott Wilson, Amanda Brock Peter CoatesRobin KennedyCornelia Boldyreff and Adam Jollans.

The entire video set is also available as a playlist, allowing you to relive the day in its entirety.

Publishing the talks on-line provides a permanent repository of information that will serve as an invaluable resource to those running, starting up or considering starting, their own open source business.

All the details in the Embecosm web site.


FLOSS UK Unconference 2013

FLOSS UK unconference hosted by BCS Open Source SG (OSSG)

09:00 – 17:00 Saturday 26th October 2013

Venue: BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

Online booking: https://events.bcs.org/book/815/ (free, but registration required).

See map and travel information at: http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf

On Twitter? We have an event on lanyrd.

FLOSS UK page here: 

This is our fourth un-conference and is once again very kindly being hosted by BCS OSSG.

What is an unconference? An unconference is a conference where what happens is organised by the delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main one being a venue, but the rest is down to the delegates. So all the hassle of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away.

Typically:

  • at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they are, what their interests are and what they’d like to do
  • based on this people write proposals on PostIt notes and stick these on a board
  • a moderator may read out the proposals in turn to gauge interest, and if sufficient the proposal will be put on a scheduling board
  • delegates may adjust the schedule to avoid clashes, etc.

The unconference starts…

Experience shows that the unconference format results in high quality sessions focussed on what delegates want.

Everyone should be able to afford to come, and as it is a one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though several hotels are nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over.

Why attend?

There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Unconference 2013, including:

  • Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies
  • Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical applications
  • Become part of the UK Open Source community – build up informal relationships that can be invaluable in problem solving
  • Benefit from the experience of delegates with similar interests

Refreshments

There will be coffee, tea, and juice throughout the day.There will a buffet lunch.

The usual wifi will be available


Campus Party Europe – 2nd-7th September 2013 – Discounted tickets

BCS OSSG has arranged discounted tickets for Campus Party Europe this year being held at The O2, London, SE10 0DX (see below).

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Campus Party is an annual week long, 24-hours-a-day technology festival where thousands of “Campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and technophiles), equipped with laptops, camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

Recognized as the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world, Campus Party unites the brightest young minds in technology and science under the idea that “the Internet is not a network of computers, it’s a network of people.”

The festival features over 500 hours of talks, debates, workshops, competitions and hackathons related to science, innovation, digital entertainment and creativity. Additionally, hundreds of hours of ad-hoc events are planned by participants and continue throughout the night.

See more details at http://www.campus-party.eu/2013/index-cpeu.html

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Flossie 2013 Conference in London 8-9 November – Call for Proposals Deadline 19th July 2013

Flossie 2013

Flossie 2013 is a two-day event for women who use or are otherwise interested in any aspect of open technology, open knowledge, digital arts, and social innovation.

Tickets now available!

When and where

When

Friday 8 November & Saturday 9 November 2013

Where

Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS (Directions)

Flossie is for women interested in using open source as coders, artists and social innovators.

The organising committee are inviting proposals for Flossie 2013:

  • Talk about your current project or a project you’d like to set up
  • Show digital artwork based on open source hardware or code
  • Skills sharing workshops on any aspect of Free/Libre Open Source software, hardware, data – anything open!
  • Talk about social innovation and diversifying technology design
  • Send us your idea for an activity – as long as it’s open! Even if you don’t feel you have the expertise yourself, and just have an idea, let us know.
Deadline for proposals extended to: 19th July 2013

OpenStreetMap convention in Birmingham, UK: 6-8 September 2013

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The Free Wiki World Map

6-8 September 2013 (Friday-Sunday)

State of the Map will be at Aston University Business School Conference Centre, Aston Street, Birmingham, England. View on OSM

OpenStreetMap’s annual international conference, State of the Map is returning to the UK, the first time it has come to the UK since the very first State of the Map in 2007.

State of the Map is the global gathering for everyone contributes to and/or uses OpenStreetMap. There will be keynotes and a breakout stream of presentations and workshops examining current practice, organisation and relationships; and preparing for the changes we can expect in coming years. In fact, so much has happened and is happening to OpenStreetMap that the theme of this year’s conference is “Change”.
2007 today
10,000 registered users 1.1 million registered users
50 million GPS points 3.2 billion GPS points
Advanced editor: JOSM version 321 JOSM version 5939
Easy editor: Potlatch 0.5 iD editor launched
time to wait before edits appeared on the map: about a week about a minute

Booking to attend the event is now open. The amount of accommodation on-site is limited and is first-come, first-served

 
Booking details etc. can be found at: http://2013.stateofthemap.org/