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Announcing Home Camp 4 “Hack the House”

It’s time for another event!

Home Camp brings together members of the technical community interested in using open systems and low-cost, often repurposed hardware to bring about a positive change in the way we use energy and appliances around the home.

With ever-increasing energy prices, the race is on to develop ways to utilise smart technology to help offset domestic energy consumption and lower carbon footprints.

Home Camp 4 invites those working with technology (software, hardware or web-based applications) to meet at an informal “unconference” in central London to offer presentations, workshops, mash-ups and hack sessions with the aim of sharing information and furthering the development of the open energy community.

Presentations this year will include the following provisional topics:

  • An Open Energy Monitor – Trystan Lea and Glyn Hudson
  • A Low Voltage DC Power System – Simon Daniel or Chris Wright, Moixa Technology
  • Nanode – an Open Hardware Success Story – Ken Boak, Arbour Wood Ltd.
  • Pachube – Open Data for Energy Monitoring  – Usman Haque, Pachube

The event will again take place at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, at 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG (nearest tube is 500m away at Kings Cross)
This bright, modern venue offers ideal facilities both for presentations and working in small groups.

Lunch will be provided in the form of a buffet. Refreshments, including tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer will also be available.

Provisional Schedule

Saturday 29th October
09:30  Open for refreshments and meet and greet
10:00  Keynote presentation
10:30  Presentation Slot 1 – To be decided on the day
11:00  Presentation Slot 2
11:30  Presentation Slot 3
12:00  Morning workshop session 1
13:00  Lunch
14:00  Regroup and arrange Unconference – session 1
15:30  Refreshments
16:00  Unconference session 2
18:00  Day 1 de-brief

For those staying in London there will be an evening pub visit 🙂

Sunday 30th October
09:30  Open for refreshments and meet and greet
10:00  Hacksession
10:30  Presentation Slot 1 – To be decided on the day
11:00  Presentation Slot 2
11:30  Presentation Slot 3
12:00  Morning workshop session 1
13:00  Lunch
14:00  Regroup and arrange Unconference – session 1
15:30  Refreshments
16:00  Unconference session 2
18:00  Day 2 de-brief

The cost is £10 per day, or £17.50 for the full weekend (plus booking fees) – to include lunch and refreshments.
Due to the capacity/safety limits at C4CC the event is restricted to a total of 95 attendees.

Want to get involved? Get your tickets on Eventbrite!
Once you’ve signed up we also invite you to contribute to the crowdsourced Lanyrd event page.

September 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm 17 comments


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