GOSH 2016 was about connecting people and sharing stories, creating coherent ideas about what open science hardware is, and dreaming about what it might be. One of the main outcomes was the GOSH Manifesto, a clear statement of our shared values and intentions.

The goal of GOSH 2017 is to bring the spirit of our Manifesto to life. This includes concrete outcomes for individual participants, like sharing experiences as users and developers of open science hardware, identifying best practices, collaborating to create opportunities and address failures, and building lasting relationships.

We will also focus on pursuing our shared goals and vision. In 2017 we believe that goal is to…

Build a roadmap to bring together the people, skills and tools needed to make open science hardware ubiquitous by 2025.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

09:45-10:00 Location introductions
10:00-10:20 GOSH history, background, intro to CoC
10:20-11:40 Speed meeting
11:40-13:30 Lunch and setting up of posters
13:30-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-15:15 Open poster session and tables
15:15-15:35 Anacleto Angelini Innovation Centre and UC welcome

GOSH movement introduction

15:35-15:45 Launch of the community-run Journal of Open Hardware
15:45-16:45 Short stories of OSH – Max Liboiron – Open Science Hardware for Equity
– Jorge Appiah – Open Science Hardware: A tool for Africa’s innovation and Development
– Andrew Thaler – Open Source for an Open Ocean
– Rafael Pezzi – Collaborative tools for open hardware development community
– Xiamyra Daal – BioHack Academy
16:45-17:15 Open discussion and Q&A
20:30-00:00 Reception at The Clinic/Bar Radicales

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Unconference Space A Unconference Space B Unconference Space C Unconference Space D Unconference Space E
10:30-11:30 Design Biology, Life Sciences, Microfluidics Collaborative development OSH tools enabling education
11:30-12:30 Inclusivity Performative and Interactive art Open Source in Developing countries Embedded politics in tech Agriculture and environmental data collection
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Education and OSH Visionary science speculative fiction Lowtech (Frugal Science) Upscaling Policies, legal, and more
15:00-15:15 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
15:15-16:30 Civic and Citizen Science Documentation Business Models Standards
19:00 Dinner at The Clinic/Bar Radicales

Friday, March 24th 2017

Unconference Space A Unconference Space B Unconference Space C Unconference Space D
09:30-11:00 Documentation and publication workshop

with Tobey

Design skills

with Maria

Make an OSH business plan

with Greg and Tara

Discussing Anticapitalist OSH
11:15-12:45 Contextualizing OSH: lessons from the Global South

with Thomas

Mixed signal PCB design

with Joel

OSH for citizen science.

Defining citizen science, resources, ethics, values and networks.


Sharing workshop models with Juanma.

12:45-14:15 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
14:15-15:00 GOSH roadmap: introduction and definition of core values of community
15:00-15:45 GOSH roadmap: add more ideas and post-its to the different areas
15:45-16:15 GOSH roadmap: prioritize the objectives and ideas
16:15-17:00 GOSH roadmap: questions, answers, discussion.

Saturday, March 25th 2017

Unconference Space A Unconference Space B Unconference Space C Unconference Space D Unconference Space E
09:30-12:30 Build your own waterscope microscope

with Richard

DIY CAD. Draw circuit boards, and soldering

with Marc

Feminist meetup
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Hands-on DocuBricks documentation

with Tobey

Politics in technology

with Jeff

Identify a project to collaborate

with Greg

Python for science
15:00-16:30 Applying for funding

with Bethan

Design skills

with Maria

OSH curriculum building

with Andrew

How to make human powered aircraft

with Shingo

Fix it together

with Ellen

Extra afternoon parallel sessions GOSH documentation team working session
Latin-American GOSH meetup
Write a legal two-pagers about GOSH

Day 5 + 6 – Get to work (optional)

Sunday + Monday, March 26 + 27

These are days reserved for collaborations. Facilities, tools, and spaces will be available for GOSH participants and collaborators to do the hard work of integrating ideas, tools, software, methods, partnerships, projects, etc. Because of the global nature of the GOSH network, it’s important to create time at this conference explicitly for this purpose.