it is with immense pleasure that I share with you that applications are open for the 1st Advanced Open Labware Workshop from Trend in Africa in collaboration with the University of Tuebingen the University of Cape Town and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
The idea for it came up at the last workshop in Nigeria, mainly from the heads of @neuro3en and Samyra. It has been under development for a while and has certainly benefited from the discussion over the Gosh Nodes thread!
In very short lines, the idea is to give people who are already building open source hardware the time and space to focus on one project for two weeks, with a strong focus on documentation of the work in a academic publication / pre-print format, as well as deposit of all information on repositories, such as github/gitlab.
The application deadline is February 14th, and should be done in groups of 3 people. Due to constraints in the grant, people appplying should be working/affiliated in African countries or Germany.
It conveniently takes place in between April 16th and 27th, in Cape Town, right after the http://www.africaosh.com/.
The application form can be found here.
We are still looking for people to complete the documentation team, so if you like to join our effort into documenting: A) the workshop itself, so that more people can benefit from it, or B) the projects individually in an academic format, please get in touch!
We would appreciated extremely, if you could share this in your networks and forward it to potential participants!