Collaboration between open source and research communities empowers open hardware to explore new grounds and hopefully deliver on the "third industrial revolution". The first edition of the Exceptionally Hard and Soft Meeting featured lectures delivered by international makers, hackers, scientists and engineers on topics such as nuclear fusion, chip design, vacuum equipment machining, and applied quantum physics. Tutorials gave a welcoming hands-on introduction to people of all levels, including kids.
EHSM is back in summer 2014 for another edition of the most cutting-edge open source conference. This year we are proud to welcome you to an exceptional venue: DESY, Europe's second-largest particle physics laboratory!
Attendance is open to all curious minds.
EHSM is entirely supported by its attendees and sponsors. To help us make this event happen, please donate and/or order your ticket as soon as possible.
EHSM is a non-profit event where the majority of the budget covers speakers' travel and transportation of exhibition equipment.
Is there a device in your basement that demonstrates violations of Bell's inequalities? We want to see it in action. Are you starting up a company to build nuclear fusion reactors? Tell us about it. Does your open source hardware or software run some complex, advanced and beautiful scientific instruments? We are eager to learn about it. Do you have stories to tell about your former job manufacturing ultra high vacuum equipment in the Soviet Union? We want to hear about your experiences. Do you have a great design for a difficult open source product that can be useful to millions? Team up with the people who can help implement your ideas.
Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome to present technologically awesome work at EHSM. Travel assistance and visa invitation letters provided upon request. All lectures are in English.
This year, we will try to improve the conference's documentation by publishing proceedings. When relevant, please send us a paper on your presentation topic. We are OK with previously published work, we simply expect high quality and up-to-date content.
To submit your presentation, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with typically the following information:
If you need us to arrange your trip:
We will again have an exhibition area where you can show and demonstrate your work - write to the same email address to apply for space. If you are bringing bulky or high-power equipment, make sure to let us know:
Tutorials on any technology topic are also welcome, and may cater to all levels, including beginners and kids.
We acknowledge receipt of all submission emails; if you have not heard from us one week after your application, it means we have not received your message. Write again or call +4917639295103.
We are counting on you to make this event awesome. Feel free to nominate other speakers that you would like to see at the conference, too - just write us a quick note and we will contact them.
Conference starts: morning of June 27th, 2014
Conference ends: evening of June 29th, 2014
Early registration fee ends: February 1st, 2014
Please submit lectures, tutorials and exhibits before: May 15th, 2014
22607 Hamburg, Germany
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg!
/ EHSM e.V.