8th Open Hard- and Software Workshop


the Open Hard- and Software Workshop (OHSW) is an annual, nonprofit meeting for people interested in free and open source software and open hardware. At this international meeting they can get to know each other, exchange knowledge and work on their projects and ideas.

Throughout one weekend, people can meet and work on their projects in small groups.
Everybody can take part! So, feel free to propose your own project or help to organize the event. Join us below.

The organizer of the event is the TinkerPhones community, mainly interested in Linux powered mobile/embedded devices. Read more about it here: TinkerPhones.org

Time & Place

10.12. & 11.12.2016

Technische Universität München (TUM)
Boltzmannstraße 3,
85748 Garching b. München

Building: "Mathematik & Informatik" (ring the bell if the door should be closed)
Room: 00.08.036 00.08.059 (Building part 8, Ground floor)
Time: 9:30 - 18:00
Directions: [PDF], [Map]
Subway: Line U6, "Garching Forschungszentrum"



The workshop will be organized in small working groups. Each participant is invited to think of 1-2 project ideas ahead of the workshop, which he or she would like to work on. We will then build small teams of 2-5 people who will pick one of the proposed projects and work together to solve that specific problem.


Join us


To get the latest news and updates, ask questions or join our community, please subscribe to the OHSW Mailinglist:
OHSW Mailing List


If you like to attend in this year's OHSW, please register yourself to this non-binding list of participants, so that we know how many people to expect:

Submit topics and talks

Please send your suggestions to the mailing list (see above).

Like in the past years, the topics can be chosen freely. In the last years we did have talks from these areas:

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OHSW 2016

10.12.2016 & 11.12.2016
9:30 - 18:00
Boltzmannstraße 3,
85748 Garching b. München

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