[hackerspaces] EHSM schedule published

Sebastien Bourdeauducq sebastien.bourdeauducq at lekernel.net
Sun Dec 9 20:17:00 CET 2012

The EHSM team proudly present... highlights from the schedule of the 
Exceptionally Hard and Soft Meeting! [Berlin Dec 28-30 http://ehsm.eu]

Day#1 10:45 - 13:00
Keynote Speech: Will Jack - "I built myself a nuclear fusion reactor when I 
was 16"
Will Jack is a 17 year old high school student from the US who enjoys nothing 
more than building nuclear fusion reactors in his basement. He will present 
his work on the Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion reactors that 
he has built, speaking not only about the theory behind them, but how he 
developed them, his current work, and his goals for the future as well.
This keynote speech is not about cloud computing.

Day#1 10:30 - 11:45
Bionerd23 - Radioactivity is in the air for you and me
An anonymous woman who goes by the handle of "bionerd23" will give you a very 
comprehensive, bottom-up view of man-made and natural nuclear radiation and 
how you can detect it. Mind you - when we say "comprehensive", this means 
things like building yourself ion chambers for detecting radiation, and 
studying and operating a small-scale homemade fusion reactor. Have a look at 
her excellent videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/bionerd23

Day#1 17:30 - 18:00
Evangelia Gousiou - The CERN Open Hardware License
Last year, CERN launched a new open hardware license. Evangelia Gousiou will 
tell you about this endeavour which was created to govern the use, copying, 
modification and distribution of hardware design documentation and the 
manufacture and distribution of products in the spirit of knowledge and 
technology dissemination.

Day#2 10:00 - 11:15
Ben Krasnow - Homebuilt X-ray backscatter imaging system (airport body 
Ben Krasnow, "Hacker Extraordinaire" at video game company Valve, built an X-
ray backscatter imaging system from parts found on eBay. This system works by 
scanning a very thin beam of X-rays across the target, and measures the amount 
of backscatter for a given beam position.
He might also talk about Raman spectroscopy and other hacks, stay tuned.

Day#3 12:30 - 13:00
Aleksander Zawada - DIY triodes and other vacuum tubes
Aleksander runs "Prywatna Wytwórnia Lamp" (PWL), a one-man DIY vacuum tube 
laboratory in Warsaw. The name translates to "Private Tube Manufacturer" - a 
pun on PWLR ("National Tube Manufacturer"), the first Polish tube manufacturer 
after WWII. There, he makes not only triodes, but also canal ray tubes, a RGB 
magic eye, several Crookes tubes, Geiger tubes, and many other incredibly 
amazing devices. This is serious stuff - he starts with raw materials like 
glass, metal and phosphor powders.

Day#3 18:15 - 19:30
Jasper Nance - Microsecond High Speed Photography and Scanning Electron 
She will present these projects from the perspective of using community 
resources, specifically those from Heatsync Labs, Arizona's first hackerspace. 
This includes materials, people, expertise, and crowdsourcing to scrounge and 
hack together technologically challenging endeavours. The projects are not an 
end in themselves, but rather serve as hackable platforms for both community 
and educational outreach to teach skills and develop new and hackable ways of 
doing difficult and expensive tasks. For a quick glimpse at Jasper's projects, 
be sure to check her impressive photo portfolio.

Day#3 15:45 - 17:00
Harald Welte - Osmocom
Harald Welte will present the Osmocom project he founded. In particular, there 
will be OsmocomBB, a free software GSM stack evolved enough to actually make 
phone calls and send SMS (plus all the possible explorations of the GSM 
system), and OsmoSDR, a small-size, low-cost software defined radio device.

Haven't got enough? Read our complete schedule that we just published here:

Liked what you saw? Your ticket awaits you here: http://ehsm.eu/tickets.html
Online pre-sale ends December 16th, and tickets at the door will be more 

EHSM will be held at TU Berlin from December 28th to 30th.

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See you in Berlin!

- the EHSM team

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