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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