ORConf is an open source digital design and embedded systems conference, covering areas of electronics from the transistor level up to Linux user space and beyond. Expect presentations and discussion on free and open source IP projects, implementations on FPGA and in silicon, verification, EDA tools, licensing and embedded software, to name a few.
Begun as the annual OpenRISC developers and users conference, it has become a broad open source digital design-oriented event and is supported by FOSSi - the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation.
Annual conference of the Open Source Hardware User Group, featuring talks and hands-on workshops covering a diverse range of topics related electronics, hardware hacking, open source, tools, techniques and more.
Tickets are £10 per day and this includes a light lunch and refreshments.
Chip Hack provides a gentle introduction to programming FPGAs (programmable chips) and is aimed at complete novices with no prior experience of Hardware Description Languages (HDLs) or FPGAs.
This two and a half day hands-on workshop has previously been run in London and Cambridge, with both being fully booked out within a matter of days of registration opening. In 2017 Chip Hack is being updated to make use of the new myStorm low cost FPGA board and open source IceStorm toolchain and in celebration of the BCS 60th anniversary will be recreating the 1940's EDSAC valve computer on FPGA.
It really is shaping up to be a bumper festival and along with silicon
chip design, another major theme this year is the Internet of Things
(IoT) and crowdsourced data network for IoT, The Things Network.
James Larsson to give closing keynote on Festival Day, and in addition to also presenting on Festival Day, Jenny List will give a talk at Open Source Hardware Camp on how to turn a personal electronic project into a successful kit business.
35mins from Leeds & Manchester