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News and Updates

Check out these regional open science hardware events happening in September
Several of the 13 regional open science hardware events funded by GOSH are happening this month! The reGOSH residency is underway in Argentina, iGEM is hosting a hackathon in Peru from the 16-17 of September, and the 2022  AfricaOSH Summit will commence on September 29th in Cameroon.

August Community Call: Presentations from Andrew Quitmeyer and Douglas Esteves
The August GOSH Community Call featured presentations from GOSH Community members Douglas Esteves, who discussed Makerspaces and implementing STEAM activities in public schools, and Andrew Quitmeyer, who presented the 2022 Digital Naturalism Conference (Dinacon). You can see a recording of the presentations here, or read the notes from the call here.

Watch a recording of the August Welcome Call
The recording from the August welcome call is now available. It consists of a 20-minute onboarding presentation full of information to help orient new members to the community. You can watch it here!

GOSH Community Council Meeting Summary
You can read the most recent GOSH Community Council meeting summary here. All meeting summaries can be found in the Council News category on the GOSH forum, and you can access an archive of older meeting notes here.

Upcoming Events

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September Welcome  Call

September 15th at 21:00 UTC

Each welcome call consists of a 20-minute onboarding presentation followed by time for discussion and questions. The welcome calls are a perfect opportunity to find out more about GOSH, and to connect with other GOSHers from across the globe! Find out more about the welcome calls here.

Click here to register for the welcome call!

September Community Call

September 26th at 20:00 UTC

 This call will feature a presentation on OreSat, a fully open source, modular, and scalable CubeSat "bus" aimed at interdisciplinary student teams. Find out more about the GOSH Community Calls here.

Click here to register for the community call!

If you are interested in presenting at a future GOSH Community Call, fill out this form

Click here to see a calendar of all upcoming GOSH events


Hackaday is hiring contributers to write a few articles per week.

LIBRE_hub is looking to hire a Technology Fellow on Open Hardware for bioimaging.  Apply by September 22nd.

OpenDP is looking for an Open-Source Community Manager.

Join Seeed Studio’s “IoT Into the Wild Contest for Sustainable Planet 2022” on Hackster to get  free hardware and to win $14,000+ in prizes! Deadline September 27th.

The Open Climate team is looking for a part time, remotely-located Coordinator. Applications are due September 15th.

HardwareX has issued a Special Issue on Open Source Decarbonization for a Sustainable World. Submission deadline: April 28th, 2023

Join the Research Data Alliance (RDA) interest group. This interest group aims to collaborate with the OH community (GOSH, OSHWA), scientific research projects involving OH (Open.Make, OPENNEXT), maker communities, and the RDA community to facilitate open discussions on FAIR principles for research hardware.

Become a member of AfricaOSH! AfricaOSH is a community for all open science enthusiasts, makers, creators, students, innovators, policy makers, government institutions, makerspaces, researchers etc. in Africa and the global south. Join AfricaOSH by clicking here, or signing up to the AfricaOSH whatsapp group!

Seeed Studio’s Tech4Good Bounty Program is an all-year-round open source hardware sponsorship for carbon neutrality, environmental conservation, and other SDG projects.

Join the waiting list for the WAC Fellowship. The fellowship will be offered to 8 cultural institutions to bring blockchain literacy within the art sector and prototype use-cases for Web3 technology in the art-world and the culture sector as a whole.

LIBRE_hub is hosting a seminar series, which brings and connects international speakers with the Latin American bioimaging community on a broad range of bioimaging technologies. The next seminar is on 12 Sep at 11.00 Chile time (GMT-3) via Zoom. Register here.

TanzaniaOSH announced that its Summit will take place from October 13-14th. Applications to attend will open in mid-September. Follow this forum thread to find out more!

$60,000-$75,000/year open hardware postdoc position available now at Western University Canada. The Free Appropriate Sustainability Technology (FAST) Research Group --has 1 year postdoc positions for open hardware development and/or policy available immediately. Considering both technology and policy experts in our full range of research areas. Apply here.

The call for applications for the second cohort of the Open Hardware Makers program is now open! OHM is a mentorship program for open source hardware projects and their developers. In it, you will learn the best practices in open hardware that will prepare you to build a reusable, inclusive and sustainable project. Applications close September 12th.

Culture² is looking for 10 participants with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to participate in the Food Futures Co-Lab,  a two-day workshop in Toronto, Canada. They are able to provide 5 scholarships of $500 each to those who need support in taking time off of work to participate. Applications close September 10th.

Join the open hardware research community, an open and collaborative group of researchers studying the socioeconomic aspects of open hardware practice.

Curated by GOSH Community Members

Attendees working together at a lab bench at GOSH 2018

Each month, we like to feature new and relevant open science hardware papers and projects, specially chosen by GOSH community members!

Featured Open Science Hardware Projects:
Hacking CD/DVD/Blu-ray Optical Pickup Unit (OPU) for Fun and Scientific Research (Video); Published by GOSH Forum member Edwin En-Te Hwu (@EdwinHwu)

Open Hardware LA podcast on Spotify

Recently Published Papers and Presentations on Open Science Hardware:
Magazine for a Sustainable and Just Internet for All - Issue 4: The Open Climate Edition; Authors include GOSH Forum Members Shannon Dosemagen @shannond, Emilio Velis (@emiliovelis), Luis Felipe R. Murillo (@unixjazz), Katie Hoeberling (@khoeberling), Allie Novak (@at.novak23) and Thomas Mboa (@thomasmboa).

Stop Being Alchemists!; Written by GOSH Forum Member Pen-Yuan Hsing (@hpy)

African Open Source Digital Infrastructures: Evaluating the Landscape; Authors include GOSH Forum Member Sarah Kiden (@sarahk)

Open hardware: geophysical instrumentation for collaborations in a changing world

A case for open science hardware (Twitter thread)

Attendees talking in the hallway outside of GOSH 2018

Have a paper, presentation or project you would like to share? Click here!

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