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.… Read more Introduction
As we head into the last few months before the Bay Area Hackfest in November, this blog will feature a series of abstracts of the talk that our speakers, each of them a thoughtful and engaging expert in their field, will be sharing in November.… Read more Chris Anderson: Dronecode and the Regulatory Embrace of Open Source
Tom Rondeau The GNU Radio Foundation’s annual conference, GRCon, happens the week of Sept. 11 in San Diego, and the DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest has quite a bit going on at this event. The full GRCon17 program has been announced, and I’ll be speaking… Read more Hackfest Events at GRCon17
Tom Rondeau Registration for the Hackfest is now open! At a math research firm I worked at in Princeton a while back, we undertook focused, intense projects throughout the summer. With everyone so lasered-in on their work, we would hold “Brainstorming Sessions” a couple of… Read more Hackfest Engagement Activities: Brainstorming Sessions and Lightning Talks
As we head into the last few months before the Bay Area Hackfest in November, this blog will feature a series of abstracts of the talk that our speakers, each of them a thoughtful and engaging expert in their fields, will be sharing in November.… Read more Cory Doctorow: A Computer You Put Your Body Into
Tom Rondeau 8/1/2017 The DARPA Hackfest team got together last week to that we received. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the submissions and are faced with hard decisions about which teams to select at the Hackfest. Even so, we are on track… Read more Software and Hardware Update
The deadline for the teaming application for the Bay Area SDR Hackfest has been extended by a week to July 22. We have already received a number of great submissions, and thanks to those teams! But we are still hearing buzz and interest in people… Read more Teaming Application Extension
The DARPA Hackfest team is continuing to work on the hardware and software needed to support the participating teams at the DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest, and we are on target to release the software design at GRCon17 during the week of Sept. 11. We… Read more Team Applications are Due This Saturday, July 15.
Something that I find nice about hacker spaces is the diversity of interests that you find when visiting them. This trait was evident during my last roadshow stop with a visit to HacDC. Every other Wednesday, HacDC runs its Amateur Radio Club night, which is… Read more HacDC Visit and the Last Stop on the Roadshow
Although the team application for the Bay Area SDR Hackfest has been open since June 1, we are continuing to engage innovators in a series of roadshow stops. I am staying closer to home this time by visiting maker and hacker spaces around DC. The… Read more The Roadshow Goes Local
Hackfests are a way of engaging a community to rapidly respond to and solve technical problems. Hackfests are short, on the order of days to a week, but they can catalyze bursts of creative development. Like the creation of the Signal Metadata Format (SigMF) that… Read more The Deadline for Team Application is July 15. Apply now!