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It's Almost Open Source Hardware Month! Come Celebrate with Us October 1st

We are kicking off Open Source Hardware Month here at SparkFun HQ - come join us!

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We're kicking off Open Source Hardware Month with a panel of heavy OSHWA hitters from Colorado's front range. The evening, co-sponsored by SparkFun and OSHWA, will include the panel, followed by a mixer to connect open hardware enthusiasts. We’ll bring the refreshments, you bring a question for the panel or a project to share! The details:

  • What: Open Source Hardware Month kick-off event: open mixer and panel @ SparkFun
  • Date: Tuesday, October 1st
  • Time: 5:30 — 8:00 p.m.
    • 5:30 p.m.: Grab snacks, network, settle in
    • 6:00 — 7:00 p.m.: Panel
    • 7:00 — 8:00-ish: Networking
  • Location: SparkFun Electronics, 6333 Dry Creek Parkway, Niwot, CO 80503
  • Panelists:
    • Alicia Gibb, founder and executive director of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA)
    • Arielle Hein, artist, technologist, educator
    • Harris Kenny, principal at Kenny Consulting Group
    • Toni Klopfenstein, open source supporter and developer advocate at Google
    • Nathan Seidle, founder and engineer at SparkFun Electronics


SparkFun and Open Source

From the beginning, open hardware has been a pillar of SparkFun. Our products and resources carry no patents, so anyone can use, modify and even sell them. Being open source encourages people to share and learn from each other. It also forces us to focus on what we do best and constantly innovate. In short, it makes us better, for you and for the world. Watch our founder, Nathan Seidle, speak on open source hardware.

Open Source Hardware Resources from OSHWA

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for open source hardware, and acts as a hub of open source hardware activity of all types. If you are interested in open hardware, you may be interested in some of the resources on the OSHWA web site:

  • Open Source Hardware month across the globe
  • Definition of Open Source Hardware
  • OSHWA Certification process

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