Transportation Strike on Wednesday

by Addie Wagenknecht on September 30, 2014

Wednesday October 1, there will be a timely public transit strike in Rome starting at 8:30am and ending roughly around 5pm.

To get to the Summit workshops, we recommend you leave early using transit, or depend on Taxi’s, Uber cars or bikes.


If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out- -


See you Wednesday!


hastag #OHSummit

by Addie Wagenknecht on September 27, 2014

This years hastag #OHSummit
please use it when posting photos to flickr, instagram and any tweets.. !


Also embedded and viewable  on here the day of:



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We are now a 501c3! WOOT!

by Addie Wagenknecht on September 25, 2014

The Open Hardware Summit which is organized by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) is thrilled to announce our non-profit status as a 501c3 in the USA!

Now we are officially a non-profit, all memberships to OSHWA are tax-deductible and all sponsorships for the Summit are as well. . ! How cool is that? Retroactively to the date of OSHWA’s incorporation on May 25, 2012, contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Why become a member? Membership gives you visibility within the community and allows you to vote on the organization’s board members, creating positive momentum within the larger open source movement. Additional benefits to membership include schwag like stickers, and a discount to all OSHWA events, like the Summit. Members also receive priority access to events which typically sell out, such as the Open Hardware Summit Day 2 workshops.

You can read more in detail about about the non-profit status here or sign up to become a member right away.!



Updates on Speakers

September 25, 2014

Unfortunately we have to announce that David Lang will not be able to speak at Open Hardware Summit this year due to a personal conflict, instead David Cuartielles, Arduino Co-Founder and a well known member of the Open Hardware community will join us in the opening remarks! Woot! Important notice: please be aware that you’ll […]

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Open Hardware Summit Livestream

September 23, 2014

As you may know, this year Open Hardware Summit is being hosted as one of the events in the Innovation Week Rome. It’s a week long festival that will end with the European Maker Faire. All the the events, including the Summit will be taking place at Rome’s Auditorium. The streaming link for the Summit […]

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What’s going to happen on OHsummit Day 2 + How to reach the Venue

September 18, 2014

You may have registered for OHSummit day 2 so here’s an small teaser of what’s going to happen. You obviously know that Day 1 is going to be an amazing conference with an incredible amount of great speakers but, we felt it was good to clarify what’s going on for Day 2 which debuts this […]

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Becky Stern of Adafruit speaking this year!

August 29, 2014

Becky Stern is a firewalker! She created the Firewalker LED Sneakers, which use wearable sensors to make a light show as you walk. As Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit in New York City, Becky blends art, technology and traditional crafts like knitting and jewelry-making for a living. Her work focuses on using open source hardware […]

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Eric Pan of Seeed Studio is a featured speaker this year!

August 22, 2014

Imagine making Forbes China’s 30 Under 30 List by making wishes come true. That’s what Eric Pan does for the maker community as the founder of Seeed Studio, an open source hardware facilitator in Shenzhen. As part of the Seeed Studio community, users submit their desires for electronics components and other members help discuss and […]

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OpenROV’s David Lang to speak at OHS!

August 15, 2014

David Lang changed underwater exploration forever with his hugely successful OpenROV kickstarter. OpenROV is an open source, low-cost submersible robot used by hobbyists and educators around the world. It’s also a growing DIY community of both amateur and professional ROV builders and operators from over 50 countries with a passion for exploring the deep.   […]

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Annual Open Hardware Ada Fellowship – Call is Open!!

August 7, 2014

The Open Hardware Summit will take place on September 30th and October 1, 2014 in Rome as part of their Innovation Week. This is the first time the summit will take place outside of the US. For the second year in the row, the Summit team is excited to offer up to five Open Hardware […]

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