FOSDEM 2018 - CAD and Open Hardware Call for Participation

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This is the call for participation in the FOSDEM 2018 devroom on
Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and Open Hardware, to be held on
Saturday 3 February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. We are looking for
contributions under the form of talks and tutorials covering the
following main topics:

  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design tools (e.g. KiCad and gEDA)
  • Analogue and digital simulators (e.g. ngspice, Qucs, Gnucap, Xyce,
    GHDL, Icarus and Verilator)
  • Any other EDA tools such as high-level tools for digital hardware
    design (e.g. Migen) and HDL synthesis tools (e.g. Yosys)
  • Field solvers such as openEMS
  • Mechanical 2D and 3D CAD tools such as LibreCAD, FreeCAD, OpenSCAD and
  • Open Hardware projects such as the Teres laptop and the lowRISC SoC
  • Inter-project opportunities for collaboration

We hope to provide an opportunity for attendees to bring themselves up
to date on the latest FOSS CAD and Open Hardware developments, share
knowledge and identify opportunities to collaborate on development
tasks. This devroom is an evolution of the EDA devroom we organised in
2015, 2016 and 2017.

If you need to know more feel free to post questions here. Thanks to @Javier for leading organisation of the devroom!



@Tobey, let’s do a hardware documentation workshop with JOH and Docubricks at FOSDEM2018?

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That sounds like a fantastic idea. Unfortunately, I will be in Asia at those dates.

@unixjazz, @Javier and anyone else that has made it to FOSDEM. Do you want to meet up at the Hackerspace (hsbxl) tonight?