Web 2.0 Expo Europe: Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (Tinker.it!), In Case of Turbulence: Open Source Hardware's Next Challenges

In Case of Turbulence: Open Source Hardware's Next Challenges Open source software has grown and learnt its lessons. Web2.0 technologies have set standards about how communities are grown online. Looking at the emerging concept of open source hardware, (taking the Arduino board as a reference point). This session will explore how both open source software and Web2.0 approaches can help it move beyond some of its near-term challenges such as community growth, knowledge sharing and manufacturing realities.


Web 2.0 Expo is a global annual gathering of technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. Web 2.0 Expo features the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies providing attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities. Web 2.0 Expo is co-produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb.