We're terribly excited about September here at oomlout, and it's not just because the blackberries are out: it's time once again for Wuthering Bytes, the annual technology festival organised by our friends Andrew Back and Tim Harbour which takes place in lovely Hebden Bridge. Last year's festival included a Festival Day of assorted talks, an Open Source Hardware User Group talk day, and a workshop day.
This year's, by contrast, is even bigger: there's still the Festival Day, once again featuring our tame technology journalist Gareth Halfacree as compére, and the two OSHUG days, but the event has now been extended to last a whole week thanks to Calderdale Council, the BCS Open Source Specialist Group, and the Open Source Consortium.
To celebrate, we're going to be running a series of features about the event in the run-up to opening day, highlighting our most highly anticipated talks, favourite workshops, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the kit attendees will receive, and talking to its organisers about just what goes into putting on such a fantastic event. If, like us, you don't need further convincing to attend, tickets are available now - and we'll see you there!