@Jo Awwww bummer, I wish you could attend too. Well, thanks for pushing it out further. Maybe there's someone who's an avid user of IO Rodeo's stuff that may be interested? I think you guys represent an important community that GOSHers don't know well enough. Just at thought.
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RE: Gathering for Open Science Hardware, applications open
Gathering for Open Science Hardware, applications open
Hi iorodeo folks - thought this may be of interest -->
Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) 2018 applications are open!!! Invitation letter is below. Please forward to all relevant social networks, colleagues, friends, and neighbors.
I’m contacting you on behalf of the organizing committee for GOSH 2018, the Gathering for Open Science Hardware taking place over four consecutive days 10-13 October 2018 in Shenzhen, China. We would like to invite you to apply to join another 100 active users, developers and thinkers in open hardware for science to benefit research, education, and science engagement.
GOSH is an ongoing meeting series designed to support a stronger and more collaborative community in open hardware for science. In 2016, we convened for the first time at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and then in Santiago, Chile for GOSH 2017. These meetings have led to the creation of the GOSH Manifesto and the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap, a burgeoning community, and ongoing individual and organizational collaborations. In 2018, we will continue to explore the diversity of existing projects, share best practices, and identify needs with those engaged in making and using open hardware within research institutions and beyond. We’ll listen to user stories and developer journeys, host a series of workshops on topics such as sharing and licensing, design for manufacture and scaling.
For more information and to apply using our lightweight form please see http://openhardware.science/ or apply directly here https://bit.ly/2KmluDw. Applicants from China can fill out the application via a MikeCRM form if preferred http://cn.mikecrm.com/HPUli8D. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2018 and invitations will be sent out by mid-June 2018. We have limited space and will aim to ensure representation from different sectors, disciplines and regions as noted in the application form. There will be an opportunity to participate in some sessions remotely for those who are unable to join us in China.
There is an optional registration cost of $250 USD for those who can either afford to personally or through their organization pay it. This money will support travel for those who could not otherwise attend GOSH. Additional donations are very welcome. There currently is limited travel funding available and we will be able to assist on an as needed basis if this would otherwise be a barrier to your participation. Let us know on the form if funding assistance would be useful to you. If you know of an organization which might be willing to sponsor GOSH, please let us know.
Please send this invitation to appropriate lists and individuals. You can contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
In the meantime, you can connect with the community via our Forum (https://forum.openhardware.science/) and @GOSHCommunity on Twitter.
The GOSH 2018 organizing committee:
Jenny Molloy, University of Cambridge
Shannon Dosemagen, Public Lab
Ji Li, Open FIESTA, Tsinghua University
David Li, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
Vicky Xie, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
Francois Grey, University of Geneva and CERN
Fernán Federici, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Greg Austic, Our Sci
Marc Dusseiller, Hackteria
The Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) is a diverse, global community working to enhance the sharing of open, scientific technologies. Apply to join us for our third annual meeting in Shenzhen, China, 10-13 October 2018!
Hardware forms a vital part of the scientific experimental process but unfortunately the current supply chain limits access and impedes creativity and customization through high mark-ups and proprietary designs. Open source hardware addresses part of this problem through sharing open designs for everything from microscopes and biomaterials to spectrometers and sensors.
GOSH 2018 in Shenzhen is our third annual meeting, convening a growing number of people around the world who are developing and using open hardware in the context of the wider movement for Open Science. We are bringing together up to 100 of the most active global thought leaders, developers, researchers, community convenors and other actors who can expand the reach of Open Science Hardware within academic research, citizen science and education.
Participants will join together as a community for four days to explore our 2018 theme ‘scaling hardware, growing community’. We will conduct a series of themed discussion groups, practical workshops and trips to local Shenzhen businesses that can offer lessons and support for scaling Open Science Hardware. GOSH has potential to broaden who can do science and for what purposes in addition to improving quality and reproducibility of experimental observations. We invite you to be a part of the Gathering and the GOSH Community.
参与者将组成一起探索的社区参加这次的4天探索活动。探索我们的2018年主题“扩展硬件，发展社区”。我们将开展一系列主题讨论小组，实践研讨会，拜访深圳的当地的企业。这些企业将提供硬件课程和为扩大开放科学硬件提供经支持。GOSH 希望能通过这次活动，让人们以更平滑的方式参加到科学活动中去。这次将会是一次实践以及实验性的活动。我们诚邀您成为 GOSH 的一员。
Hi IO Rodeo folks
I'm Greg, cofounded PhotosynQ.org 5 years ago and since left to create Our-Sci.net. Personally, my job is as Open Technology Advocate - including software, hardware, and data. I saw your work a while back (a year or two) thought it was cool, but the stuff you've done recently with the potentiostat is awesome. Had many similar ideas, but man you're knocking it out of the park and it's all open source. Amazing work!
So, a few things:
I help organize the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH). 2018 will be the third gathering (this year in Shenzhen) and you'd be an amazing participant, I'm kind of surprised you didn't come before, your work fits perfectly into goals of the broader movement. So yeah, go to openhardware.science and check it out. We just finished our Roadmap, which helps us figure out how to make open science hardware ubiquitous (big goal, but the roadmap has some nice baby steps to get us closer . Also, there's tons of good discussion and links at forum.openhardware.science, I'd love to have your voices there as well so please go check it out!
I'm building a small lab, with the Bionutrient Food Association, to measure soil and food quality. The goal of the lab is to be have sufficient throughput and variety of samples to establish otherwise hard-to-identify connections between soil health, food quality, and (in the long term) human health. I'm building our lab protocols now, and am looking for that sweet spot of cheap/fast/information-rich measurements to apply to each sample as it comes in. We build low-cost handheld sensors in the UV/VIS/NIR range, and our strategy is to identify cases where the easy-to-get reflectance values will correlate to more expensive lab measurements. For example, we can reasonably accurately identify (r2 of .7 - .8) total organic carbon in soils using a reference database of soil samples. We're hoping to do the same for some food quality measures, but that's yet TBD. I'd love to get your thoughts on additional equipment we could include, and see if there's ways to work together on future projects.
We're doing an increasing amount of consulting, and I'd love to have someone to call when we need help, especially someone who's committed to open values as you guys are.
Ok last one I promise. I live in Michigan, only an hour from lead contamination central. Have you talked to anyone in or around Flint who could actually try to use this in homes as a first pass quality standard. While 15 is the standard, 10% of homes in flint were above 148ppb... which is well within your existing spec. Just curious to know if/what you've done so far.
Anyway, ping me and let's connect.