Open Tech 2005, Saturday July 23rd

Sam Smith S at
Wed Jun 1 15:54:33 BST 2005

  The UK Unix User Group,, and the organisers of NotCon '04

         Open Tech 2005

   Saturday July 23rd - The Reynolds Building, Hammersmith, London W6 8RP

   Sponsored by, Open Tech 2005 is an informal
   one-day conference about technologies that anyone can have a go at,
   from "Open Source"-style ways of working to repurposing everyday
   electronics hardware.

   So far, the line-up features:
   * Ted Nelson, inventor of hypertext, on where the web went wrong
   * The official launch of the developer network,
   opening up BBC content for you to play with
   * Plus: able to record an entire week of all Freeview TV and radio
   channels, probably the UK's largest (fridge-sized) PVR

   More speakers will be confirmed over the next few weeks - but, as the
   title implies, we're very much "Open" to suggestions. If you're
   reverse-engineering proprietary protocols, making useful information
   available in a way people couldn't get at before, pioneering
   unexpected methods of knowledge sharing - or (equally likely) doing
   something so cool we haven't even thought of it yet, then please get
   in touch via the submissions form at:


   The deadline for submissions is midnight UK time Saturday June 25th,
   and we'll aim to notify everyone who's submitted a proposal by July

   We'll be trying to fit in as many talks (and lightning presentations)
   as possible, so the shorter you can make yours, the better.
   Alternatively, if you have an idea for a panel discussion, or a
   workshop, or anything else that's vaguely in keeping with the theme of
   the event, then we also can't wait to hear from you.

   And there'll most likely be some sort of internet access at the event,
   but offline demonstrations are strongly encouraged, as bandwidth may
   not be guaranteed.

   * Further information *

   You don't have to suggest a session to take part; you can stay
   informed about the event by subscribing to our low-traffic
   announcement-only mailing list - send a blank email to:

   notcon-subscribe at

   (your address will only be used to contact you about the event and
   will not be passed onto third parties).

   - or you can email opentech at if you've any other questions.

         Open Tech 2005

   Saturday July 23rd - The Reynolds Building, Hammersmith, London W6 8RP

   Final programme may be subject to alteration. Thanks for reading!

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