There isn't an OSHUG meeting in January, however, the BCS OSSG are
hosting a meeting on the 23rd which those with an interest in
compilers may wish to head along to. Featuring, of course, talks from
OSHUG's own compiler experts. Details below.
The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding a joint
meeting with the BCS SPA group on January 23rd 2014 dedicated to Open
The even will take place at the BCS Central London Offices, First
Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA
betwen 5:30pm and 8 :30pm.
Please note that you need to register to attend:
The event is open and free to attend for both BCS members and non-members.
The event currently consists of three half-hour talks (20 minutes of
talk, 10 minutes of questions)
The current sessions are:
* LLVM, Simon Cook, Embecosm
* Verilator: An open source Verilog to C++ compiler, Jeremy Bennett
* Compiler optimization for energy minimization, James Pallister,
University of Bristol
Further details can be found here at the BCS OSSG web site:
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Another job at Mavrx:
> From: "Ilya Dmitrichenko" <errordeveloper(a)gmail.com>
> Date: 6 Dec 2013 14:21
> Subject: [oshug] Meetup theme: scripting MCUs
> To: "Open Source Hardware User Group Discussion List" <oshug(a)oshug.org>
> So there these two projects (not sure if the authors are on the list):
> We could probably find more speakers, but would be quite fun to see
> these two fellas!
> Surprisingly, Gordon (who I have met) as well as Damien, are both
> based in Cambridge, so it's probably not gonna be too hard to invite
> them around.
I would be happy to talk about eLua (I run the London Lua user group
and have a couple of microcontroller boards that run it now).
I don't know if there is anyone around who might want to talk about mruby.
The Technology Strategy Board is running a workshop on energy efficiency
tools in Bristol on 16 January, this is a free event aimed at anyone
interested in the field:
We'll be there with the new MAGEEC energy measurement boards (all free
hardware design of course). Designed by Simon Hollis of Bristol
University, these can sample energy usage up to 6 million times per second.
It's a chance to bring along your own hardware and instrument it, or
bring along your own software and try it on some standard boards. We'll
have some ST Discovery (ARM) boards and Arduino/Shrimp boards to use if
you'd rather not risk your own hardware.
If you can't make it on the 16th, then there is a second chance to find
out more about open source and energy efficiency, because we'll be
re-running the workshop at FOSDEM as part of the energy efficiency dev room:
Hope to see you at one of these.
Tel: +44 (1590) 610184
Cell: +44 (7970) 676050
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