We invite you to check out the following blog items written by Tom Rondeau, a program manager in DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office who is overseeing the DARPA SDR Hackfest, which will culminate in a weeklong event this November at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, California. The intention of the blog is share experiences, observations, and thoughts that are relevant to the maker and hacker communities whose skillsets and mindsets are attuned to the goals of the Hackfest.