TuxCon 2016 the conference for Open Source Software and Hardware technologies in Plovdiv is approaching.
In Saturday the organizers prepare dense program with 8 lectures, Lighting talks and ending with Free (not as in speech) Beer Party thanks to the event sponsors!
Edmund Humenberger (http://icoboard.org/) is one of our confirmed speakers, he is Open Source evangelist worked as a Open Source Expert for the European Commission and do currently work on bringing an open source FPGA toolchain to the world.
Orlin Shopov is one of the software developers of Puldin computers manufactured back in 1988-1992 in Plovdiv. He accepted our invitation to come and speak and have idea to invite and bring all other people who were involved in the design and production of this unique 100% made in Bulgaria (no clone of Apple or Oric like Pravetz) retro computer. This will be celebration for all Retro Computer fans who come.
Many other talks are submitted and we wait more to come by May 15th when is the dead line.
In Sunday at Olimex building we will have two workshops:
First is for FPGAs, with introduction which talks about how FPGAs are made, where they are used, the history around them, the different ways of programming, HD languages, with practical work – using iCE40 FPGA and Open Source tools you will be able to understand the design process flow and to write your first program in Verilog and run it on the board.
We will give away 10 boards to random people who attend this workshop, so you can challenge your luck!
The second workshop will be with Robotics topic and we will keep it surprise by now, but will include competition and will also have prizes.