Open Hardware Summit Fun
This year for Open Hardware Summit I lucked out with being accepted as a speaker, demo presenter, and poster presenter!
^ pic from @GrishinRobotics
As a speaker, I presented a delightfully short presentation titled ‘Sharing the Inspiration with Robot Kits’. It was shorter than the allotted time (3 mins out of a given 5 mins), and I was entirely frightened (compared to my SecondConf talk a few days ago where I was completely calm). The reaction on Twitter was quite nice, and I do recall people clapping at the end of the talk.
^ pic from @LittleTinkerCo
The recording of the talk will most likely be up on YouTube later on at some point. I’ll be sure to post about it when it is up. In the meantime, if you want you can find it somewhat near the end of this ustream recording.
With a short talk such as this one, I figured the only way to leave the audience with something memorable would be a quote. But you know, using someone else’s quote is so boring, so I created my own quote of a quote:
Once a wise robot told me via Serial.println that Robots teach us about ourselves.
The presentation is up on SlideShare here.
The demo table was fun. It was great to be able to answer some more detailed questions about RoboBrrd. We had all the RoboBrrds working there!
This robot here loves to be all swaggy with its awesome badge from 2011!
The posters were a great addition to the demos. Here was the RoboBrrd and Robot Party poster!
Here are the posters digitally:
There was definitely a big difference from last year to this year on my end. Since OHS 2011, I participated in Montreal Startup Weekend, and also the International Startup Festival, so I sort of had a clue now of what some of the people were talking about this year. Yet, some of it was still beyond my comprehension at this point. OHS is an interesting conference because of all the multiple disciplines, combined with the enthusiasm!
I’m looking forward to next year already, since I will hopefully learn even more before then, and be able to participate in the discussions more intelligently.
Until then, thank you to the organizers and volunteers for making a really nice day! It was really fun to meet everyone and it was a great environment!