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Openmobility 2013 to spotlight growing DIY, Maker trends

Mar 28, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum 242 views

Openmobility 2013, Central Europe’s leading conference devoted to open mobile platforms and open source hardware, will take place in Bratislava April 16-17. Among other open software and hardware topics, this year’s event will explore the growing emergence of DIY and Maker projects.

The April event will feature leading experts and developers in the Czech, Slovak, and International Open Source communities, and will be held at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bratislava University of Technology.

Conference organizers provided this glimpse of the event’s scheduled sessions:


  • Martin Holec and Jaroslav Řezník will kick off the conference with a brief overview about open and mobile platforms and open source hardware.
  • Miro Hrončok, a cofounder of the 3D laboratory at the Brno University of Technology in Brno, will demonstrate how to model and print various objects and show some prototypes of his own design.
  • Leon Anavi from Bulgaria, a lead developer for Opencode Systems and a QT Ambassador, will give an update on the development of Tizen 2 and discuss more generally challenges in developing open source mobile applications.
  • Thomas Perl, a mobile developer from Austria, will look into porting QML applications from MeeGo Harmattan to Sailfish.
  • Pavel Tišnovský from the Czech Republic, an author at and, is going to talk about ARM processors.

In addition to the formal sessions, informal discussions can be expected to venture into a wide range of open hardware and software topics, including: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, CuBox, PandaBoard, Openmoko, MeeGo Harmattan, WebOs, QtMoko, Android, STAX, BlackBerry Cascades, Jolla Sailfish, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Phone, EFL, oFono, OpenStreetMap, ZigBee, ErgoDox, FirefoxOS, R/C FPV, GNURadio, and more. Presentations will be conducted in English, Czech, or Slovak.

Openmobility 2013 is organized by the non-profit Openmobility organization. For further information on the upcoming event, go here.

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