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Funding Open Source

An evening meeting, where we will hear three speakers (Andrew Davies, Irina Bolychevsky and Ben Nickolls)  on how to fund open source projects and businesses. This is a joint meeting with BCS Entrepreneurs, BCS Young Professionals Group, BCS Women and the UK Open Source Hardware User Group. Full details on the Event Page.

Each talk will last 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions.


Open Source Fortran

At this evening meeting in Manchester, we’ll be welcoming three experts in open source Fortran.  This is a joint meeting with the BCS Fortran Specialist Group hosted by BCS Manchester Regional Group.  Venue TBC from 6-8pm.

Full details on the Open Source Fortran meeting page.

Registration link: TBC

Each talk will last 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

We shall be videoing the talks for later posting on YouTube for those who are unable to make it.


Mentoring & Advocacy in Open Source + AGM

Whilst open source is now more widely accepted, there are still large parts of the engineering community who have yet to “see the light”.  Advocacy remains a key role for all who care about open source, while mentoring helps user make best use of open source technology.

At this evening meeting in London, we’ll be welcoming leading speakers on this topic.  This is a joint meeting with the UK Open Source Hardware Users Group and will also include the AGM of the BCS Open Source Specialist Group.  Venue is the BCS Offices at 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA from 6-8pm.

Full details on the Mentoring & Advocacy in Open Source meeting page.

Registration link: TBC

Each talk will last 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

We shall be videoing the talks for later posting on YouTube for those who are unable to make it.


Members’ Lightning Talks

An opportunity to hear about all the open source projects our members are working on. We’ll start with Chris Jones’ talk on Hammerspoon postponed from earlier in the year and then be followed by 8 short talks on the full range of subjects addressed by the Open Source Specialist group.  This is a joint meeting with the UK Open Source Hardware Users Group.  Venue is the BCS Offices at 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA from 6-8pm.

Full details on the Members’ Lightning Talks meeting page.

Eventbrite - Open Source SG - 3D Printing and Making

Chris Jones’ talk will last 30 minutes, with all the subsequent talks lasting no more than 10 minutes including time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

We shall be videoing the talks for later posting on YouTube for those who are unable to make it. We also hope to live-stream the talks using gotmeeting – a first for us.


3D Printing and Making

At this evening meeting in London, we return to the popular themes of open source 3D printing and making. We’re delighted to welcome three leading authorities in the field to speak to us: Rachel “Konichiwakitty” Wong, Bracken Dawson and Adrian Bowyer. This is a joint meeting with the UK Open Source Hardware Users Group. Venue is the BCS Offices at 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA from 6-8pm.

Full details on the 3D Printing and Making meeting page.

Each talk will last 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

We anticipate this evening may be oversubscribed, so please book promptly. We shall be videoing the talks for later posting on YouTube for those who are unable to make it.


Open Source Hardware Camp 2018

We have 10 talks and 7 workshops confirmed for Open Source Hardware Camp 2018, with the possibility of one or two more. Registration is now open!

As in previous years, there will be a social event on the Saturday evening and we have a room booked at the Wig and Mitre. Food will be available. There will likely be a few of us meeting up for pre-conference drinks on the Friday evening also.

Details of the programme can be found on the OSHUG website and, as ever, we have an excellent mix of topics being covered.