Space Gambit -Calling All Space Cadets

17 03 2013


Last week we had the opportunity to  talk to Alex of Space Gambit in of all places Shrewsbury High street. The upshot is that we have been asked to come with a proposal for a Space Related Project. The project can be anything space related,the project will be judged on it’s merits and the budget required (Up to 20K$). As well as technical merit, an educational element is important also the project must also be open source!

Fellow Space Cadets get your thinking caps (or should that be Helmets) on and create some great ideas for a SLUG project.

Open Call for Projects is here

February Talk …FOSDEM 2013

10 03 2013

I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s FOSDEM event in Brussels early this Feb’.

It’ s an annual event started in 2001 and although aimed at developers or others involved in Open Source projects it’s open to anyone who has an interest in open source software.

Held in the University of Brussels it’s simply huge with some 7000 attendees and 486 speakers for 487 sessions and 40 tracks it simply takes over the campus for the weekend,

many of these sessions were videoed I highly recommend visiting their Video Repository.

In a short paragraph it’s simply not possible to tell you every thing that was there every area of open source software was represented, there’s something for any and everyone. I was particularly interested in the Linux on ARM /ARM64 talks and robotics tracks and no doubt I’ll be talking about these at some latter date

There are also developer rooms where project members can get together and code as well as the normal stalls of  Companies and open Source projects.

It should be noted that although they give you the opportunity to donate the entire event is free to attendees, flight and hotel for 3 days was less than £200 a bargain!!

Inspire yourself next year and go to FOSDEM 2014


February 2012 Meeting at Telford College – Evening of Feb 23rd from 7pm to 9pm

16 02 2012

The regular monthly meeting takes place in room E201 at Telford College and will be a talk and video demonstration of methods of creating printed circuit boards.

Here is a link to a PDF download poster for the event.


Please come along – its free and for  Linux, hacking and open source and a php self-help group.

Follow this link to see how to get to the College