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[Fsuk-manchester] Open for Business, Monday 28th September.

From: Andrew Back
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Open for Business, Monday 28th September.
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:59:03 +0100


Details below of Open for Business, along with Open Source Hardware
Camp and the Wuthering Bytes technology festival. Hopefully of
interest to some!




  Open for Business, 08:30-17:30, Monday 28th September 2015.
  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saint George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY.

This one day conference aims to help anyone with or working at an open
source business, along with those who may be thinking of starting an
open source business. There will be presentations that provide
insights into first-hand experiences at companies ranging from micro
to global in scale, together with talks that look at the economics and
legal considerations, exploring open source business models and

We will also hear about the role of open source in taking ideas out of
University and into commercial deployment. There will be presentations
that explore public sector adoption of open source and the
opportunities that it presents. Finally, there there will be a talk
that looks at the government support available for innovation.

Open for Business is hosted by the BCS Open Source Specialist Group
and the Open Source Consortium, and is being run as part of the
Wuthering Bytes technology festival.

Also running as part of Wuthering Bytes is the annual conference of
the Open Source Hardware User Group, over the weekend of 26th & 27th
September. This will feature 13 talks and 7 hands-on workshops,
covering topics including the Internet of Things, open hardware
licensing, research into the maker movement, open source processors
and wearable computing.

For for the first time Calderdale Council are hosting three days at
Wuthering Bytes on the theme of Our Tech Future, exploring topics such
as the role of open data in the provision of public services, citizen
innovation and much more.

Finally, the festival will draw to a close on Friday 2nd October with
a day of talks that are a celebration of technology in everyday life,
with inspiring stories and thought provoking insights, covering a
diverse range of topics. The day will open with a keynote from
Professor Danielle George, who presented the Royal Institution 2014
Christmas Lectures. With a closing keynote from Eva Pascoe, who
founded the world's first cybercafe in 1994. With other talks
including one on how 3D scanning and printing is being used to to
bring historical artefacts into schools, a talk on using X-ray
equipment to recover lost information, one on how smart objects can be
used to reduce anxieties in everyday life, and another on hackability
as a human right.

For further details and to book tickets visit:


Andrew Back

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