Join the Open Hardware Makers program
The call for applications for the second cohort of the Open Hardware Makers program is now open!André Maia Chagas
We have opened the call for participation of the second cohort in our training program on Open Source HardwareThe call for applications for the second cohort of the Open Hardware Makers program is now open! Sponsored by Code for Science & Society, this cohort is fully dedicated to Open Hardware for science. If you would like to learn and implement best practices on Open Source Hardware for your current project, this is for you.OHM is a mentorship program for open-source hardware projects and their developers. In it, you will learn the best practices in open hardware that will prepare you to build a reusable, inclusive, and sustainable project.
All projects that participate in OHM are expected to publish their documentation, hardware and software under open licences. The program runs over 16 weeks (October 3rd 2022 and ends on February 19th 2023 with a small holiday break).
Accepted participants will work through the curriculum supported by a dedicated mentor, while engaging with the wider OHM community (experts, fellow participants, other mentors and organisers). We expect mentees to dedicate ~5 hours per week to successfully go through the program and apply their learnings to their projects. More details about the program and the role of mentees can be found here.
Why you should apply
- You will learn best practices in open hardware that will make your project more inclusive for users and collaborators
- You will get in contact with experienced people in the open hardware community
- You will meet and share lessons with fellow open hardware developers
- This cohort has been supported by Code for Science & Society, and a small stipend will be available for selected projects
- You have an open source hardware project with information already publicly available, on any online platform.
- Your open hardware project can be aimed to any field/community, considering our community guidelines https://openhardware.space/guidelines/
- Your project needs to fall within the GOSH definition of open science hardware
- Application opens on August 02nd and close on September 2nd 2022
- Program starts on October 3rd 2022 and ends on February 19th 2023
Application link: https://forms.gle/dekGEQjFGDUdjHM5A
If you have any questions about the application process, please write to OHM at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jo Havemann talked with Julieta Arancio, Alex Kutschera, and André Maia Chagas about their mentorship program for Open Hardware projects. Hear their answers to questions such as:
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- Why is mentoring necessary/useful for hardware projects?
Arancio, Julieta, and Shannon Dosemagen. “Bringing Open Source to the Global Lab Bench.” Issues in Science and Technology 38, no. 2 (2022): 18–20. issues.org/open-source-science-hardware-gosh-arancio-dosemagen/
Maia Chagas A, Molloy JC, Prieto-Godino LL, Baden T (2020) Leveraging open hardware to alleviate the burden of COVID-19 on global health systems. PLoS Biol 18(4): e3000730. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000730
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