The conference start was really awesome. Smooth and graceful. Could not have selected a better venue.
We started with opening remarks from Peter Semmelhack, Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir.
The Open Hardware Summit is the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware, founded and chaired by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir. The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing open source hardware movement. Speakers at the Summit include world renowned leaders from industry, academia and the DIY community. The summit focuses on hardware as a system through a series of discussions and panels on BUSINESS, LAW, MANUFACTURING, SCALING, DESIGN and EDUCATION. The one-day Summit seeks to empower companies, large and small, to produce electronic objects in an open source fashion.
Eric Siegel is the director and chief content officer leads the education, program, exhibition development, science, and technology functions at NYSCI.
The Open Hardware Summit is deliberately held just before the World Maker Faire in the same venue to allow cross pollination between the two conferences since it makes it easy for out of towners to attend both.
Andrew Plumb of Ottawa suggested I attend the event so it was just a matter of nipping out to NYC a day earlier.
- Drive to New York City from Ottawa
- Arduino (OHS)