GNU Radio presentation at Virginia Tech, Monday

Hi everyone,

We’ve been holding GNU Radio Hackfests every now and then in the past.
These are meant for the main, core developers to get together and
develop new material and features, fix bugs, and figure out where we
want to go as a project. You can see some of the output of our last
Hackfest from November of last year:
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/Hackfest1211

We’re holding our next one this coming week at Virginia Tech. As part
of it, we’re reaching out to the local community at the university and
around the area with a brief informational session Monday morning from
10-12.

I want to be clear that this isn’t something that I’d recommend for
anyone outside of an easy drive to Blacksburg, VA. But at the same
time, I didn’t want anyone around to miss it if you are in the area.
So feel free to come and chat with us! Here are the details:

When: Monday, June 3, 2013

  10am - 12pm

Where: ICTAS 310

Schedule:

10:00: Tom R., GNU Radio maintainer

   Introduction to GNU Radio, the community, and the Hackfest

10:20: Ben H. Ettus R., LLC

   Review of software radio hardware

10:40: Johnathan C., Corgan Labs and co-maintainer of GNU Radio

   Interfacing and contributing to the community and the project.

11:00: Philip B., OpenSDR and GNU Radio contributor

   Developing the open source community in the university.

11:20: Martin B., Ph.D. candidate, KIT and GNU Radio contributor

   Ben R., GNU Radio contributor

   Discussing their contributions to GNU Radio and describing the

   new OFDM development.

11:40: Q & A

Tom

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Tom R. [email protected] wrote:

of it, we’re reaching out to the local community at the university and

   Introduction to GNU Radio, the community, and the Hackfest

11:20: Martin B., Ph.D. candidate, KIT and GNU Radio contributor

Tom


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Is there any interest in holding a Hackfest in the Washington DC area
in the next year or two? There are a few universities with engineering
schools in the area, with University of Maryland as the top one and I
don’t see why their engineering school would turn this down. Just an
idea from a DC area local.

Could this be made an online streaming live so that people sitting all
around could also watch and learn.

Are there any plans to organize such events in southern/eastern parts
preferably at UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL.

-Regards,

Ankan R…

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Ankan R. [email protected]
wrote:

Could this be made an online streaming live so that people sitting all
around could also watch and learn.

I doubt it. We haven’t really set anything up to do that. There will
likely be some photos and video taken of Monday morning’s info
session.

Frankly, recording the hackfest itself would be a bit awkward for us.
We couldn’t quite capture the event, and it would probably make us too
self conscious and ruin a bit of the atmosphere.

But, we’ll be twittering (#grhack) and make a wiki page like we did
for the last one to record what we do and accomplish next week.

Are there any plans to organize such events in southern/eastern parts
preferably at UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL.

That’s a harder question. Not sure where or when we’ll do this next.
But really glad for your interest!

Tom

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Jonathan F.
[email protected] wrote:

We’re holding our next one this coming week at Virginia Tech. As part
When: Monday, June 3, 2013

10:40: Johnathan C., Corgan Labs and co-maintainer of GNU Radio

11:40: Q & A

Tom

Is there any interest in holding a Hackfest in the Washington DC area
in the next year or two? There are a few universities with engineering
schools in the area, with University of Maryland as the top one and I
don’t see why their engineering school would turn this down. Just an
idea from a DC area local.

We definitely have many friends in the DC area, and a hackfest is not
out of the question.

More likely in the future plans would be to host a GRCon in the DC
area, possibly next year. We’ll have a day-long hackfest associated
with the conference like we did last time and like we’re planning for
GRCon13 (details of that to come soon!).

Tom