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Open Technology Week

Open Technology Week will take place across the city between 8-15 June 2016, culminating in a gathering and open source maker faire at the Cambridge University Engineering Department on 15 June.

 

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Open technologies are increasingly prevalent in society. From cell phone 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 our collective knowledge and deliver invaluable resources to the general public. Advances in scope and availability of Open Hardware systems such as Arduino combined with digital fabrication techniques are boosting global maker communities and disrupting innovation and manufacturing systems. We will feature events on open source software, hardware, biotechnology, other technologies and also events on open data and open knowledge more broadly.

Our Open Technology Week will showcase and celebrate open and open source technologies developed across Cambridge and beyond. We'll be asking why open matters, who benefits and in what contexts does greater openness make sense across a diverse array of established and emerging areas from synthetic biology to additive manufacturing to big data analytics. 

Independently organised events (lectures, workshop, demos, hackathons, maker evenings etc.) will take place across the city between 8-15 June 2016, culminating in a one-day gathering with talks and open source maker faire at the Cambridge University Engineering Department on 15 June.

 

Time/VenueEventOrganiser
8 June

09:30 to 16:30

Department of Engineering

 

3:00 PM to 4:30

Department of Engineering 


"Arduino and sensors workshop[SOLD OUT]

 

 

Improving the research process - discussing an 'open research' position


Oliver Hadeler,
Sensor CDT and CamBridgeSens network

 

 

Marta Teperek, 
Office of Scholarly Communication

9 June

11:30-13:00
Dyson centre

 

Open Technology for Development Make-a-thon 

Introduction for participants

16:00-17:00

Open Science Framework - open platform to manage your research project

This even is webinar, please see details here

Marta Teperek,
Office of Scholarly Communication
10 June

10:00-17:00

CRASSH

Technology for Development Workshop

18:00-19:30 

MakeSpace

Society to Science Workshop - Intro to reading scientific articles for non-academics. Keren Limor-Waisberg,
Society to Science

11 June

10am - 4pm

Makespace

Open Source Light Lab

>> To register at Eventbrite

Alessandra Caggiano - e-Luminate Cambridge Festival Director & Curator

12 June

10:00 - 16:00

MakeSpace

The ContentMine: Systematic mining of scientific/medical literature for facts Peter Murray-Rust, Departmentt of Chemistry

13 June

9:00 - 17:00 

Department of Engineering

Open Technology for Development Make-a-thon 

Day 1

Tom ap Rees Lecture Theatre

11:00 - 12:00

Demo of open access data management tool

CANCELLED!

Eoin Murray, Magdalene College, Marie Curie, Horizon 20/20
18:30 - 21:30 (Emmanuel URC's hall)                      WaterScope workshop Richard Bowman, Nanophotonics Group, Cavendish Laboratory

14 June

9:00 - 17:00

Department of Engineering

Open Technology for Development Make-a-thon 

Day 2

15 June

9:00 - 4:30

Department of Engineering

Open Technology Workshop and Maker-Faire

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