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Wuthering Bytes 2016 Opens a Call for Participation

Gareth Halfacree

Wuthering Bytes 2015 - Rocket engine demonstration

We're big fans of Wuthering Bytes, the annual technology and maker festival that takes place in nearby picturesque Hebden Bridge, and this year it's set to be bigger and better than ever with a schedule spreading across a full ten days - three more than last year and seven more than the year prior.

The organisers of the event, Andrew Back and Tim Harbour, have put up an initial schedule ahead of the September opening day in order to drum interest for everything from the opening Festival Day on the 2nd of September through to the new LLVM and GNU Tools Cauldrons, two international developer conferences being hosted in Hebden Bridge for the first time. Even compared to last year's seven-day schedule, Wuthering Bytes 2016 looks to be jam packed - and it's set to get even busier.

This year, it's also possible to host your own event under the Wuthering Bytes umbrella, taking advantage of a captive audience of maker, coder, hacker, tinkerer, and similar types. Interested parties should get in touch with Andrew and Tim to suggest a complementary event which could be hosted in the Town Hall or a nearby alternative venue alongside the current festival schedule.

The initial schedule for Wuthering Bytes 2016, pending any additions following the call for participation, is as follows:

  • Friday 2nd September: Wuthering Bytes Festival Day
  • Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th: Open Source Hardware Camp (OSHCamp)
  • Monday 5th: Open for Business
  • Thursday 8th: LLVM Cauldron
  • Friday 9th & Sunday 11th: GNU Tools Cauldron
We're excited to announce that this year the festival will take place over the course of no less than 10 days, with events already confirmed for the majority of these. Proceedings will get off to a start on Friday 2nd September with the Festival Day, a celebration of technology in everyday life, with fantastic speakers, inspiring talks and a wonderful mix of topics. Further details will be added to the website over the coming months. However, this year session and registration details for all but the Festival Day will be hosted by participating event organisers, with this website serving more as day-by-day guide to what's on.

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