GOSH Shenzhen-- introduce yourself!



Hi all,

my name is Diego. I’m from Argentina. I’m a phd in computer science but leading a project in Citizen and Open Science called Cientopolis (cientopolis.org). Unfortunately, it is only in Spanish. I am working in different challenges in these topics, from mobile apps to discussing open policies. This will be my first GOSH experience and I am very exited to meet all of you.
See you.


Heyooo my name is Mary Maggic, my preferred pronoun is they/them, I’m from LA and now based in Vienna where I’m chilling with my new baby Lola (who is coming with me btw!). My background is in Biology and Art, and I got into the diy scene as a documentary filmmaker back in 2013 (www.diysect.com). Then I entered the Hackteria network in Jogja 2014 and my life changed drastically after that… now my artistic research practice centers on hormones, biopolitics, environmental toxicity, and gender-hacking, I also work in collaborations to emancipate the technologies and protocols that are associated with hormone hacking, such as diy extraction techniques and yeast biosensors for detecting xenoestrogens. Last year I finished my masters thesis titled “Open Source Estrogen.” (http://maggic.ooo) and this year I will be moving to Jogja for one year to continue researching on hormone hacking and molecular queering.

I’ve been waiting sooooo long to come to a GOSH event and so happy I can finally make this one!! I’m looking forward to meeting new people and having interesting and challenging conversations with each other.


yay, you are coming, too!
great that you will be there with Lola!
interesting and challenging conversations (also with those you have met before!), making things and making things happen will be excellent!


Hi All,

I am Akshai , a researcher working for ICFOSS from India. I am really happy to be a part of GOSH 2018. GOSH 2017 was a great experience for me, I hope to meet old friends and make new ones this time. Till now I was not sure of my participation since the state I live in, Kerala, was struggling with floods. I am a part of IT team for relief operations hence was not sure of leaving my duties. Now things have settled, my visa has been stamped and I will make it to Shenzhen on 8th October. See you all there :slight_smile:


Hello, I am Kaspar. My preferred pronouns are they/them or he/him.

I am a computer and electronics geek and I work as a freelancer for various hardware startups in Bristol, UK. I created, maintain and continue to develop kitspace.org which is for documenting and sharing electronics designs.

I first attended GOSH in 2017 and am looking forward to catching up with everyone and helping people put projects up, sharing other skills, and getting ideas for how to make the site more useful to people working on scientific hardware. Here are a few projects that I learned about last year that are now up.

Flypi by @amchagas

Openflexure microscope by @rbowman

@dusjagr is prolific, of course, and has many projects up like this neat noisemaker:


Hey there,
I’m Sam, born in Uzbekistan, grew up in Australia and Switzerland. Currently working on replicating, remixing and creating open science instruments in an association called Octanis. We’ve previously made an open source rover that went to Antarctica and now we’re working on helping biologists study Barn Owls using RFID and load cells. On the side, I also work on fluorescence detection and microfluidics, which I’m hoping to share at GOSH, so we can maybe come up with a good open library of microfluidic parts.

Looking forward to meeting you all! Will arrive on the 4th in Shenzhen and will immediately be looking for a 3d printer, laser cutter and a CNC mill :slight_smile: Oh and of course some electronics. If you want to join me or if someone else is join-able to explore, just write :slight_smile:


Hi all!

Harold here, I’m an engineer and I’ll be bringing a small autonomous underwater vehicle (a micro AUV) that I’ve been working on. (It will be for demo, not planning to actually launch it). I’m interested in technologies, equipment, and techniques that make science and exploration more available to more people. Why should card carrying scientists have all the fun??



Well hello, crowd! Marcela here, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ll be landing in Hong Kong in a week to get to GOSH and I’m crazy thrilled about it! I’m a journalist who fell in love with the whole idea of collaborative, free, p2p and open ways of living, producing, consuming and learning some years ago. Since 2013 I run a website about that called El plan C (in Spanish; C is for collaboration). Since 2014 I co-organise the Collaborative Economy Week, a kind of decentralized p2p festival in Latin America. Since 2016 I also co-organise Comunes, an annual international conference about collaborative economies, free culture and the commons. This year I’m working with Bioleft .org, a project developing an open source system for seeds. I aim to know you and your projects and, if possible, interview you! My mission is to go, see and tell.

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Hey there,
I’m Urs from Switzerland. My background is in micro-technology, innovation management and I learning about biotechnology in the recent years. I am founder of GaudiLabs (gaudi.ch), third space for third culture and last founder of Hackteria.org, global network for open source biological art and generic lab equipment. I am teaching at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, lecture on open innovation and MedTechDIY.
I was around when GOSH got started, just two short years ago at CERN IdeaSquare. I missed Santiago, so I’m excited to see how the community has grown and what people are working on these days.

Project I have been working on lately:

I will bring some of the devices to play with. Packing now, arriving in Shenzhen October 4th. After GOSH I will spend some more days in Taipei Taiwan.

I suggested some sessions for GOSH2018 here: [We want to hear from you!] GOSH 2018 Programme: Unconferences, Topic Sessions, Workshops, Social events


Hi everyone,

I’m Oliver (@0zelot, ozel@github), currently doing a PhD with the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Born and raised in Munich, member of the early generation Y with main background being engineering & applied physics. I worked professionally a lot with embedded systems (Arduinos, RPi and the like) before switching to academia. I consider myself a solder iron ninja and pragmatic programmer by passion, so I really like both HW & SW. Since I joined CERN 5 years ago, I got into radiation detection and teaching tools for visualising and discovering natural radioactivity (and should probably offer a workshop on this ;). Although working at a place that has openess pretty much written into its statutes, the reality is not always that clear here - which is one reason why I care a lot about the ideas of GOSH. The line between intellectual property and published scientific methods seems pretty blurred to me depending very much on the subject these days. I believe GOSH could improve this with guidelines and best practice examples (maybe even highlighting lighthouse projects?).
In the past, I tried to attend every hackathon that was close by which also brought me to Hackuarium in 2014, when it just started out. I sneaked into the first GOSH at CERN by the end, because @pingu98 told me about it.

Relevant things I am proud of :slight_smile:

  • iPadPix: paper, crappy screen recording video All software components under my control are open. I’m currently working on a open hardware pixel detector platform to improve the situation and hopefully get more people into using this pretty unique tech.
  • Living Instruments, doing experimental music with electronics & sensors by exploiting yeast, micro-organisms and particles wiki@Hackuarium, video of last performance

I really enjoy inter-disciplinary work and thinking (anti-disciplinarity, hooray \o/) and have the feeling that many likeminded humans are here so I’m looking forward to meet all of you.

edit: I’ll bring various radiation detectors: Pixels, Safecast’s bGeigie nano and simple silicon (photo-)diodes plus analog electronics parts for some low-cost detector tinkering. If someone’s interested we can measure environmental Radon in the air and tap water (with filter paper). I hope to find some more cheap & large silicon diodes in the Shenzhen markets!


Hi! I’m pixel and I’m an artist and project manager from Brazil.

I created and coordinate Rede InfoAmazonia, that created Mãe d’Água (MD), an OSH to monitor water parameters. The project started as a community science research in 2014 and was funded by a prize from the Google Impact Challenge Brazil until 2016. After that, five universities in Brazil got involved in the research. More about Rede InfoAmazonia in a video (“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t60jJCaQEM”) and text (“http://rede.infoamazonia.org/sobre/”).

Also, I got involved in DustDuino, an OSH to monitor particles in the air. A video from an action we made in Brazil: https://vimeo.com/158494365

I’m taking with me Jandig, a project about augmented reality. Inspired in a Jules Verne book, I’m in sticking 80 markers around the world in a 20 days trip.

I’m looking forward to talking to people interested in water and air quality, and I’m especially interested in meet people that are using data/sensors to create art.

I’m on GitHub, Twitter and Instagram, feel free to send me a message there. =)


Pixel, I’m looking forward to meeting you–we have a lot in common. :smile:


Hey everyone! This is Anirudh Goel.

Anirudh is a software developer and he is currently working in a Data Science based startup, in India.
He likes to code to create interesting stuff. Anirudh is just getting started with his career journey and unlike most of the people in this forum, he doesn’t have a long list of achievements. Though, there are a few things that he feels proud to tell about-

  • CERN Summer Student 2017
  • been associated with Mozilla’s Open Web initiative for more than 3 years
  • been to several different hackathons and won some of them
  • an open source contributor

He loves learning and working on different technologies, and makes small projects on them to have hands-on experience. You can find those projects, along with more information about him, on his portfolio website - https://anirudhgoel.me

Contact him anytime to talk about technology, finance, Sherlock or the latest Apple hardware/software updates, and offcourse for a Coffee. :smiley:


Hi all, I am Julian Stirling,

I am a Post-Doc in the Physics Department the University of Bath. I have worked in a number of physics subfields generally doing instrumentation; from building scanning probe microscopes and optomechanical sensors for radiation pressure experiments, to improving equipment for precision mass metrology and for measuring the universal constant of Gravitation. As an committed open-source software zealot, I had always wanted to move into open hardware. I moved to January in Bath to work on the open science hardware including the 3D printed OpenFlexure microscope. I work closely with STICLab in Tanzania developing both the OpenFlexure microscope and measurement tools for testing the mechanical properties of printed objects.


Hello, everybody!
My name is Ippolit Markelov, I`m a science artist from Russia.
Since completing my PhD in 2012, I have gone studying ecology to becoming an independent Art & Science researcher. At 2014, I founded the Science Art Group 18 apples as a collaboration between an artist, a molecular biologist and an IT specialist. Our artistic works have been shown at exhibitions and festivals at leading Russian and international venues of Modern Art, such as Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Garage, Polytechnic Museum, 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ars Electronica (Austria, 2017).

In addition, we works with our colleagues from Lomonosov Moscow State University on an Open Source Projects for Science.

I will bring some of the devices to show and I hope that I`ll take part at GOSH Public Event @ X-Factory with our project “MetabolA.I.” shown at Ars Electronica last year.

At the GOSH our group are interested in non-invasive medical/bio data sensors, CNC platforms for bio-printing and in using bioengineering methods for a biohacking.


Hi I’m Tobey (Tobias Wenzel, @MakerTobey on twitter),

I am a post-doc scientist at www.EMBL.org. In my research I work on the bacteria in our gut (microbiome) with genetics in droplet microfluidics. I also build and promote open hardware. I was part of both previous GOSH and am excited to meet you.

As one of the main outcome of the first GOSH at CERN, we founded the Journal of Open Hardware. I am editor-in-chief with @unixjazz. Have a look at it and consider publishing your project(s) there! You are also welcome to join our open hardware communication initiative as editor, reviewer or else.

Before the Journal, I founded the Open Source Hardware documentation standard DocuBricks, and an online repository where the documentations are automatically rendered nicely. Check it out! Many GOSH projects are there and many of these documentations have been used in academic publications:


I am currently Open Knowledge Fellow of the Germany Wikimedia Foundation, together with @amchagas (https://de.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Fellow-Programm_Freies_Wissen).
Together with you I want to liberate microfluidics by assessing openess of the field in a review article. We are also building relevant hardware pieces and test them. Here we focus on research grade equipment and not outreach style projects. If you are interested, please get in touch and participate!


Hello everyone!

So, this is my turn before our lovely meeting in China. My name is Analía Aspis, I am researcher and lawyer specialized on ICT for the past 16 years and recently founder of Weiba Foundation (one year and a bit more old), an NGO based in Argentina (Buenos Aires) which promotes projects and persons that wants to make people lives better throguh technology. (www.fundacionweiba.org/en and www.fundacionweiba.org/zh).

This is my first GOSH and I more than excited to learn from you, to discuss how we can implement your ideas for social development and to create networks to link Argentinean scientists with all your projects and organizations.
I am really seeking to find opportunites that involve great impact on communities!
Looking forward to meet, discuss and learn from all of you!

Weiba Foundation


Hi all. This is Vicky from Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab. Welcome all of you to Shenzhen!!

Just want to pop up and send a notice that SZOIL is going to host a Belt and Road Forum event during the Shenzhen Maker Week on October 9 in the afternoon from 14:30-17:30 at Sino-Finnish Design Park (where our lab based). Happy to invite GOSH members and participants who are interested in it to come and join us! Especially participants from countries and regions along the Belt and Road.

We have posted the event to the public today. Please kindly check the promotion WeChat links for both Chinese and English and feel free to spread it in your network and GOSH network. Thank you very much!

Chinese version

English version

Introduce yourself!

Hello everyone!

So, this is my turn before our lovely meeting in China. My name is Analía Aspis, I am researcher and lawyer specialized on ICT for the past 16 years and recently founder of Weiba Foundation (one year and a bit more old), an NGO based in Argentina (Buenos Aires) which promotes projects and persons that wants to make people lives better throguh technology. (www.fundacionweiba.org) This is my first GOSH and I more than excited to learn from you, to discuss how we can implement your ideas for social development and to create networks to link Argentinean scientists with all your projects and organizations.
I am really seeking to find opportunites that involve great impact on communities!
Looking forward to meet, discuss and learn from all of you!
Weiba Foundation


Hi all,

I am Shubhi Saxena - a software developer and data scientist based out of India. I started a makerspace calledInnovation Garage, NIT Warangal while in college and it’s currently running in its 4th year. (I have graduated from college and am a mentor for Innovation Garage now). Till date, we have won hundreds of competitions, conducted hundreds of workshops, 10+ hackathons, etc. for students in and around college. Recently, we collaborated with researchers from Cambridge to work on Drone Surveillance and Image Processing. Lots of interesting projects in the pipeline there.

Now I want to start a makerspace in Hyderabad - the city where I live and am looking for ideas to make hardware more open and accessible to citizen scientists and farmers of India, eventually leading to Grassroot Innovation.
Looking forward to meet!