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Subject: [lca-announce] lca2014 keynote - Jon Oxer - ArduSat
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:36:47 +0800
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Public Release.

For immediate Release.

The 2014 team are excited to announce our first keynote speaker - Jonathan Oxer. Jon has agreed to come and present a keynote discussing ArduSat.

Jon has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. Most recently he's been focusing more on the Open Hardware side, co-founding Freetronics as a direct result of organising the first Arduino Miniconf at LCA2010. His books include "Ubuntu Hacks" and "Practical Arduino".

Jon has been variously referred to as Australia's geekiest man and as a cyborg-in-progress. As part of his “SuperHouse” home automation series, Jon has taken keyless entry to an all new level by embedding an RFID tag into his arm using a vet's chipping tool. 

Recently he has been working on ArduSat, a satellite that aims to give hobbyists, students and space enthusiasts an opportunity to design and run their own experiments in space. By choosing a standardised platform based on the hugely popular Arduino hardware design, ArduSat allows anyone to develop and prototype experiments at home using readily accessible parts and all based on a simple open source software environment.

Jon will be presenting an overview of the latest developments to the ArduSat project as part of his keynote presentation during 2014 in Perth, Western Australia. is an annual open source conference organised by Linux Australia. In 2014 the conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 6th January to the 10th.


Kind Regards
Luke Woollard