FOSDEM slides and video


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FOSDEM is always impressive, even for people like me who go there for 7th time. It’s great place where you can see developers for almost every FOSS big project and talk face to face.

It’s really pleasure to see that last years there is Hardware related dev rooms too.

KiCad as always attracted lot of attention

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but CAD and OSHW devroom was pretty small, so people are waiting on long tails to get in and just few lucky ones succeed:

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For security reason the organizers didn’t allow people to stay standing or sitting on the floor, but this didn’t stop all. Next day I spoke to lot of friends and they said – I knew there will be no space for all who want to enter, so I just stay at the cafeteria and watched the stream.

It was same situation at the Andre Przywara talk One image to rule them all. There was no space in the room to accommodate all people who wanted to attend it.

There were three talks from Plovdiv at FOSDEM this year 🙂 Our friend Leon Anavi had two talks Making Open Source Hardware for Retrogaming on Raspberry Pi and The Software Developer’s Guide to Open Source Hardware. It’s cool as his full time job is as software engineer but as you can see he does OSHW in his free time and obviously like to talk more about his hobby than his daily work 🙂

I talked about some new OSHW boards we are working on last few months.

The idea is to build LoRaWAN infrastructire and install some free Smart City solutions in Plovdiv which to set example and to put all our work on GitHub so if other cities want to follow to be able to replicate and scale what we did and hopefully people to get aware more about the power of the open source hardware and software solutions.

Here are my slides and here is my attempt to speak English at FOSDEM. Sorry subtitles are not available 🙂

It was incredible pleasant surprise to see OLinuXino-LIME2 mentioned in Danny Haidar‘s lighting talk Creating a Computing Revolution: from Personal Computers to Personal Servers.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AlaskaLinuxUser
    Feb 07, 2019 @ 17:51:19

    Great presentation! Your English is pretty good ( way better than my Bulgarian! )

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  2. SK
    Feb 08, 2019 @ 12:17:47

    I see you have some real photos for the LoRa[Wan] boards this time (vs the 3D renders previously) .
    When are these products going to be available?

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  3. Koen De Vleeschauwer
    Feb 08, 2019 @ 19:19:36

    One of the FOSDEM talks was about OpenEMS, a electromagnetic field simulator. https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/openems/
    The first half of the talk was about simulation in general (eg. microwave); the second half from slide 9/19 on concerns interfacing with pcb design tools. One-line summary: if you design pcbs and need to simulate pcb trace antennas and pcb trace filters there’s an open source solution in the works.

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