EHSM schedule published!

Sébastien Bourdeauducq sebastien.bourdeauducq at
Tue Dec 11 06:44:04 EST 2012

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

(Full schedule:

Day#1 11:45 - 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:

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.

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:
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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- the EHSM team

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