Growing Food with Open Source

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B202/03

Excerpt

Open source folks are naturally lazy. Anything mundane task they can automate, they will. So what does an open source developer do when faced with planning, planting, and tediously watering a garden? Automate!

Description

Lazy hackers will appreciate the Garduino, an open hardware Arduino to automatically water your garden and tweet at you when your plants are thirsty. Want a frost alert on your phone so you know to cover your precious tomato starts? How about a tool that tells you when to start seeds, when plants will be harvested, and whether you’re going to have too much lettuce in July? (Automatic seed planter not included.) Discover these projects and more at http://gardengeek.org!

Come and learn about open source tools for all types of garden hackers.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Sarah Sharp

    Otter Tech LLC

    Biography

    Sarah is the founder of Otter Tech, a consulting company offering open source training, software development, and diversity consulting. http://otter.technology
    Sarah Sharp is a Linux and open source developer, and has been running Debian-based Linux systems since 2003. She was a Linux kernel developer from 2006 to 2013, and is the original author of the Linux USB 3.0 xHCI host controller driver.
    Sarah is also a co-coordinator for Outreachy, a paid internship program for increasing diversity in open source programs. Applications are open to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people, and United States residents of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

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