Previous BOFs have ranged from presentations followed by Q and A to facilitated brainstorming sessions about a topic of shared interest. In the past, BOFs have brought together women interested in mobile computing, networking, student-led mentoring programs, and academic hiring issues. We particularly encourage students to submit BOF topics!
A BOF proposal should include a title, a brief description of the topic, a description of the expected audience, a description of the format of the BOF, and a summary of the qualifications of the session leader(s). Submissions can be no more than two (2) pages in length (using no less than 10pt type) and they must be submitted electronically. References do not count as part of the 2 page maximum. Your file upload must be in one of the following formats: pdf, postscript, ascii text, or MS Word.
Our dream BOF would be the following:
- Ayah Bdeir – littlebits / Open source hardware conference
- Leah Buechley – MIT / Lilypad Arduino
- Christy Canida – Instructables
- Lenore Edman – Evil Mad Science
- Jeri Ellsworth – Engineer
- Limor Fried – Adafruit Industries
- Alicia Gibb – Buglabs / Open source hardware conference
- MJ – iFixit
- Jillian Northrup – Because we can
- Erin RobotGrrl – RobotGrrl
- Becky Stern – MAKE Magazine / CRAFT Magazine
- Jessica Uelmen – Parallax
All about open source hardware, making things and sharing…