|Main Stage||Room 2||Room 3|
|11:00-12:00||Andrew Katz: Open Hardware – Ditching the lawyers so you can get on with making stuff||Unconference||Unconference|
|14:00-15:00||Damon Hart-Davis: OpenTRV||Unconference||Unconference|
|16:00-17:00||Live Show – The Podcasters’ Panel|
|Main Stage||Room 2||Room 3|
|11:00-12:00||Stuart Langridge: Cross-platform App Development||Unconference||Unconference|
|12:00-13:00||Emma Jane Westby: The Evolution of Social Coding|
Andrew Katz – Open Hardware: Ditching the lawyers so you can get on with making stuff
We’re working hard to make sure that open hardware doesn’t make the same mistakes as open source software, and keep its licensing structures as simple as possible. Andrew has advised a number of open hardware projects on licensing, and explains why open hardware licensing is easier than you might think. He also talks about how you can hack the law to help build communities, and examines some of the hot legal topics in open hardware right now: patents, liability for dangerous designs, and how (and whether you should) stop your designs from being ripped off by commercial business.
Damon Hart-Davis – OpenTRV
The OpenTRV project aims to provide software, hardware designs and excellent interoperability to allow UK and EU householders to as much as halve their heating bills and carbon footprint with simple to fit hardware costing around £100 per house. Everything is freely available under liberal licensing — even our 3D printed enclosures — to enable adoption and cost savings.
Damon Hart-Davis gets excited about electronics, parallelism, robotics, distributed systems and resource efficiency. Solar PV and halving the UK’s space-heating carbon footprint with cheap microcontrollers (@OpenTRV) are two of his current passions. Damon has been working on “mission-critical” systems in banking for most of the last 20 years and before that founded one of the first UK Internet Service Providers.
Stuart Langridge – Cross-platform App Developement
Stuart will talk about building and releasing mobile apps for iOS, Android, Firefox, Ubuntu and mobile platforms generally, and specifically how he built Riddling, a really difficult puzzle game for phones which was featured in the New York Times, and Soonsnap, a mobile web app demonstrated by BBC’s Click.
Stuart Langridge does consultancy and custom development for the web, mobile web, and Ubuntu. Code, writings, and business details (and the occasional rant) are to be found at kryogenix.org and @sil on Twitter; Stuart is to be found outside in the rain looking for the smoking area.
Emma Jane Westby – The Evolution of Social Coding
The way we code today has become very social. It’s centred around conversations and in many cases it’s based around a Web interface. This move to a Web interface has resulted in projects relying on a centralised version control model, even though most of us are now using distributed version control systems. In this session long time version control lover Emma Jane will rant furiously about why the way we code today is risky, and what we can (and should) do about it.
Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is an internationally renowned open source software advocate, technical author, and teacher. In January 2010 she was recognised by The Google Diversity Programme for her efforts in increasing female participation in software development. She is a frequent speaker at open source conferences in Canada, US, and Europe and has volunteered for several open source projects, including Drupal, The Linux Documentation Project, and Ubuntu. You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @emmajanehw.
This year the main stage will play host to a half-hour session of 5-minute lightning talks. Sign-up details will be given on the day.
This year’s live podcast will be a little different, with Fab Scherschel making a welcome return to the OggCamp stage as host of a very special panel discussion featuring faces and voices from the free culture podcasting community.
We’ll have all sorts of swag to raffle off, with all proceeds going to cover the costs of the event. As usual, we’ll be drawing the raffle and awarding the prizes live on the main stage, although we’ve got no stairs for Popey to run up this year!