Monthly archives: January 2015

Exploring “Open” in Energy, Electricity from Woodchips, OpenTRV – London 19/02/2015

The BCS OSSG and the OSHUG are hosting three talks which look at Open Source technologies in support of the generation and efficient use of energy.

The event will be held on Thursday 19th February at BCS HQ –  5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required.

Exploring “Open” in Energy

Hydrogen fuel cellsArcola Energy builds energy systems using fuel cells powered by hydrogen. Fuel cells are one of those great ideas that has yet to gain much traction in real markets. They put men on the moon, but since then commercial progress has been slow. One way of opening up uses of fuel cells is to involve a much wider developer community. To explore this Arcola has developed a fuel cell developer kit and started on the road to working with Open Source groups. This talk will look at our journey, the success to far and the challenges ahead.

Richard Kemp-Harper is a former research scientist who spent several years managing web development, including Open Source systems at Oxfam. He then moved into technology and innovation, working at Innovate UK running innovation programmes in intelligent mobility, rail and energy. He specialises in not being a specialist.


Open Source in Business – Sheffield 22/01/2015 1

The Open Source Specialist Group, in association with Sheffielf Hallam University are hosting a series of talks on Open Source in Business.

The event will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building, 1028 Lecture Theatre, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB from 5:30 pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required.

A series of talks that explore different aspects of Open Souce in commercial contexts, including crowdfunding an open hardware microenterprise, navigating licensing issues and trade associations.