We are delighted to announce that the fifth and sixth talks have been confirmed for Festival Day! Professor Martin Campbell-Kelly will be giving a talk which charts the history of British firm International Computers Limited (ICL), which was once Europe’s largest computer manufacturer. And Lisa Kinch will be giving a talk which celebrates the modest telephone exchange building, by tracing their architectural, technological and historical developments.
We are thrilled to announce that two more talks have been confirmed for Festival Day! Members of Shortwave Collective, an international group of people interested in feminist practices and the radio spectrum, will be giving a talk on their DIY making and listening processes. And Ed Rogers of Bristol Braille Technology will be talking about the Canute Console, a full-page refreshable Braille Linux workstation.
We're delighted to announce that DesignSpark, the engineering community from RS, are sponsoring Wuthering Bytes 2023. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support, with DesignSpark having sponsored the very first Wuthering Bytes back in 2013 and having provided their support every year the festival has taken place since then.
Matthew Venn and Sarah Angliss are the first confirmed speakers at Wuthering Bytes 2023 Festival Day, with talks on open source chip design, and exploring the life and legacy of Daphne Oram and the problems of preserving early digital art.
We are delighted to announced that festival fixture and a firm favourite, Open Source Hardware Camp (OSHCamp), will be returning to Wuthering Bytes over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August, and hosted at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The call for participation has gone out and those interested in giving a talk at OSHCamp on the Saturday and/or hosting a workshop on the Sunday, are encouraged to submit details at their earliest convenience.
Following a three year absence we are delighted to announce that the festival will return in August 2023, which will also mark the 10 year anniversary of the first ever Wuthering Bytes.
It will likely come as no surprise to learn that the festival has been cancelled this year. We had pretty much come to this conclusion just before lockdown and at this point stopped planning. However, for one reason or another hadn’t got round to making an announcement until now. ...
We’re excited to announce that this year the festival will run from Friday 28th August until Sunday 6th September. Proceedings will get off to a start with Festival Day on Friday 28th and for which we are delighted to welcome back Dr Laura James as compere. Planning is now well underway and we hope to be confirming the first Festival Day speakers very soon! ...
We're excited to announce that AND Digital are sponsoring Wuthering Bytes 2019!
We're delighted to announce that Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are sponsoring the festival!
We're delighted to announce another addition to the festival programme, Coding Creative!
We are delighted to announce that ODI Leeds will be launching #OpenGovTech - an extension of GovTech where tools and resources are developed in the open, shared, re-used, and ultimately made better by the input and experience of everyone.
The Festival Day 2019 programme has now been finalised and we are honoured to announce that JP Rangaswami will be giving the opening keynote with a talk entitled, The Future of Lurk...
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Devtank for being a sponsor of Wuthering Bytes 2019! Without the support of our sponsors, the festival simply would not be possible.
The Internet of Things has proved to be a popular theme over the years at Wuthering Bytes, with talks at Festival Day, along with OSHCamp and numerous other participating events. This year we are excited to announce that Zerynth and DesignSpark will be hosting workshop sessions that show you how to build IoT and Industry 4.0 applications using Python on microcontrollers.
ODI Leeds is a pioneer node of the Open Data Institute and has been a long time supporter of the festival, having presented at and co-organised with Calderdale Council a day of talks on the topic of Intelligent Towns back in 2015, going on to host an Open Smart Cities event the following year, and then in 2017 organising Things Happening together with partners under the banner of Things North.
The programme for Open Source Hardware Camp has been announced and this year the Wuthering Bytes fixture will feature a total of 11 talks and 6 workshops, running over the course of Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. ...
We’re delighted to announce that Hebden Bridge hackerspace, Bridge Rectifier, will be hosting two events as part of the festival this year.
We’re delighted to announce that DesignSpark, the engineering community from RS Components, are sponsoring Wuthering Bytes 2019. We’re incredibly grateful for their support and this will now be the sixth year that they helped to make the festival possible, having supported us from the very beginning with the first Wuthering Bytes held back in 2013!
We’ve now confirmed the sixth and seventh speakers for Festival Day 2019 and those attending will be treated to talks from Dr Heather Williams, Principal Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at The Christie Hospital and honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and Claire Garside, teacher, creative technologist and a postgraduate researcher at The University of Leeds.
We are thrilled to announce that the first five Festival Day talks have been confirmed and these will include fascinating insights into computing history, with science writer Georgina Ferry presenting the story of LEO: the world’s first business computer. We will also hear from technology lawyer and CEO of Trustable, Amanda Brock, who will talk about how our perceptions of and interactions with software have profoundly changed — and the need to manage risk and for trustable software...
Open Source Hardware Camp will once again be running as part of Wuthering Bytes as it returns to Hebden Bridge for the weekend of Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September.
We are now full steam ahead with planning for Wuthering Bytes 2019, which will run from Friday 30th August until Sunday 8th September. We are thrilled to confirm that Laura James will be returning once again as compere for Festival Day, we already have some amazing talks lined up and, of course, there will be the Wuthering Bytes social that evening....
There may be no Wuthering Bytes this year, but do not fear as you can still get an installment of electronics, open source and general hardware hacking fun courtesy of annual festival fixture, Open Source Hardware Camp, which will take place over the weekend of Sat 30th June and Sun 1st July....
We’d just like to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone who made Wuthering Bytes 2017 such an amazing experience from start to finish: the speakers, event organisers, venues, caterers, sponsors of both the festival and participating events, and of course everyone who came along — all of which without whose support Wuthering Bytes simply would not be what it is.
Thanks to CodeMill for supporting the festival.
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.
The programmes for Wuthering Bytes Festival Day and Open Source Hardware Camp 2017 have been announced.
We’ve now confirmed the first speakers for Festival Day and we have to say, you’re in for a treat!
We're excited to be able to announce the programme for Wuthering Bytes 2017 and once again we are fortunate to have a fantastic line-up of participating events!
Cooking up LoRaWAN shields, (my)storms arrive and getting noisy/random!
We're excited to announce that Tatterdemalion Grove will be joining us for Festival Day! But what exactly is that you ask? Well, in the words of the creators...
On 6th September lots of people who play, think, and work with smart cities will be in Hebden Bridge. We want to hear what they do, but we’realso going to get them to work with us and answer our questions. Then we’re going to draw up and share our plans with the help of a great illustrator.
We love steam locomotives and we think that 3D scanning and printing is extremely cool. So we were in awe when we discovered that Chris Thorpe had scanned an entire locomotive from the Ffestiniog railway no less, which he was subsequently able to print at a scale of his choice
One of the many talks that we're really looking forward to on Festival Day — OK, we're super excited about all of them, but bear with us... — is from Giles Edwards and on mass spectrometry.
In his talk at Festival Day last year, David Mills introduced us to a number of less obvious uses — and as he puts it himself, abuses! — for aCT scanner. Forget broken bones and think more along the lines of everything from ...
We've mentioned before just how excited we are to have the GNU Tools Cauldron — annual conference for developers of GCC, GDB and friends — join us this year. The first session details for Cauldron 2016 have now been published and talks include ones on...
We think the Diversity Charter is a great idea, you should sign up too.
We're thrilled to announce that a local hero of ours, from just over t'other side of the Pennines, Amy Mather — a.k.a. MiniGirlGeek — will be giving the closing keynote at Festival Day this year. This will be the 2nd time that Amy has presented at Wuthering Bytes, having previously done so in 2013, when she was only 14 years old and yet had the audience captivated with her talk on the importance of mini makers.
We never cease to be amazed at some of the amazing stuff that's going on right on our doorstep and one of the talks last year was from Jennifer Crawford of the very cool Prelogram, which operates a uniquely ancient and modern print operation that includes state-of-the-art technology alongside the world’s largest surviving collection of hot metal typesetting machines.
We'd like to express our thanks to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for lending their support as a silver sponsor of Wuthering Bytes 2016.
In his talk at Festival Day in 2015, David Hayward took "a look beyond commercial development to the teeming, fertile fringes of videogame design".
We're delighted to announce that Bytemark — who were the main sponsor of the festival in 2015 — have once again lent their support and helped to make the festival possible, by coming on board this year as a silver sponsor.
Wearable technology is a hot topic and has been now for some time, but as with so many great technological advances, the question has become, "but what can it do or enable that brings real value?"
Jeremy Ruston is a name that may be familiar to those who cut their programming teeth on the BBC Micro, else more recently as a user or developer — the distinction is wonderfully and purposely blurred! — of the non-linear personal web notebook, TiddlyWiki.
Last year we were treated to a great talk from Leila Johnston, who told us how to stay new and impossible.
It's no secret that local broadcast mixing console manufacturers, Calrec Audio, are heroes of ours. So you can imagine our delight when Stephen Jagger — who joined the company straight out of college in 1972 and went on to be managing director from 1989 to 2009 — agreed to give a talk on their early history.
We're super excited to be able to announce the full programme for Festival Day! This will feature talks on...
In the first talk from Open Source Hardware Camp 2015 to go up on YouTube, Hannah Stewart, a Research Associate at the Royal College of Art and an independent researcher, asked the questions:...
We have finally got round to making a start on editing and encoding the video from Festival Day 2015, and are excited to be able to share with you the opening keynote, from Professor Danielle George and exploring how radio frequency (RF) engineering can be used to solve many of the world's great engineering challenges.
We'd just like to take this opportunity to thank the three main sponsors for the festival this year, namely DesignSpark, Fourth Day PR and Calderdale Council. Their support makes the festival possible, enables us to keep the ticket price low for Festival Day, and will help to ensure that Wuthering Bytes 2016 is a resounding success....
We're really excited to announce that the awesome Seb Lee-Delisle is going to be telling us all about his adventures with Lasers, Glowsticks, creative code and connecting it all to the Internet at Wuthering Bytes Festival day 2016....
Phew! After many months planning and a particularly busy few weeks, we are now delighted to be able to announce the Wuthering Bytes 2016 programme. With seven participating events spread over the course of ten days, this is shaping up to be biggest and most exciting festival yet....
Last Friday the Open Source Hardware Camp 2016 call for participation went out and the deadline for submitting proposals for talks and workshops is Monday 23rd May....
We're excited to announce that this year the festival will take place over the course of no less than 10 days, with events already confirmed for the majority of these....
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