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[Open Technology Week] Open Technology Workshop and Maker-Faire

Open technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent in many aspects of society. In this workshop, open to the general public, we will explore through talks and demos many aspects of open technologies and their implications in the context of research and education.
When Jun 15, 2016
from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Lecture Theatre 1, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, CB2 1PZ Cambridge
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Open technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent in many aspects of society. From cell phones' operating systems to high performance computing, open source software provides some of the most powerful tools to tackle today's challenges. Large scale projects such as Wikipedia have demonstrated that open standards and practice can be applied to knowledge in a general sense and deliver invaluable resources to the general public. The advance of Open Hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside advances in consumer-grade 3D printing technologies, is nowadays boosting the development of Maker communities in most parts of the world, progressively imposing a rethink of innovation and manufacturing techniques.

In this workshop, open to the general public, we will explore through talks and demos many aspects of open technologies and their implications in the context of research and education.

(All timings TBC)

09:30 - 12:30  Open Technologies Talks, Lecture Theater 1, Inglis building (follow the signs!)

09:30 ­ 09:40 Welcome, Alexandre Kabla (University of Cambridge)

09:40 ­ 10:10 Dr Rupert Gatti is a Fellow in Economics at Trinity College, and a co-founder of Open Book Publishers - now the leading Open Access academic book publisher in Europe.. "Open Dissemination Strategies: Examples of innovative open access publications." [web

10:10 ­ 10:30 Joe Bailey, OpenAFM [web]

10:30 ­ 10:50 Helene SteinerPostDoc Researcher in Human Experience Design at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK. "Conversations between the natural and artificial". [web]

10:50 ­ 11:20  Coffee Break 

11:20 ­ 11:40 Dr Ward Hills, CEO, OpenIOlabs Ltd

11:40 ­ 12:10 Dr James Ajioka, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

12:10 ­ 12:30 TBC

12:30 ­ 12:40 Wrap­-up, Professor Jim Haseloff (University of Cambridge)

12:40 ­ 13:30 Lunch

13:30 ­ 16:30 Mini Maker Faire, EIETL, Inglis building.

Bring your demos! Do you have an interesting project using open technologies? We have space in the afternoon for you to display your work in the Engineering Labs. Just get yourself a 'Maker Faire Exhibitor' ticket!

Any questions, get in touch with Katya Nikitina (kn340@cam.ac.uk) and Jenny Molloy (jcm80@cam.ac.uk)

 

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