September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
(VIRTUAL) Panel Discussion: Stories of Open Hardware in an Internet of Production - Barbara Schack, Internet of Production Alliance; Rawaa K. Abdulwahhab, Field Ready; Christina Rebel, Wikifactory; Emilio Velis, Appropedia Foundation

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Emerging technology is already transforming the way we produce goods, allowing more people to join in the design and fabrication process.
What if we could reconfigure it to build a sustainable system, an Internet of Production that was globally networked, but locally executed?

Join us to hear “Stories of Open Hardware” and see how this future is already here.

From manufacturing humanitarian equipment, to transferring skills, to making protective equipment during the covid-19 pandemic, the panelists build a picture of what a future open Internet of Production might look like.
You will learn about the 2 first data standards released by the Internet of Production Alliance, part of a series of open infrastructure aiming at enabling global decentralized open hardware production:
- Open Know-Where: to map manufacturing capabilities so that we may “Know Where” something can be made.
- Open Know-How: for sharing hardware designs and documentation online, to “Know How” something can be made.

“A virus that can learn, adapt, spread rapidly across borders needs a response that can do the same.” Wikifactory
“It’s a gamechanger for the way we provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief – not built on global supply chains, but on local capabilities” Field Ready

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Christina REBEL

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Wikifactory
A serial social entrepreneur committed to unleashing the creative ingenuity of people to solve major world challenges. Working at the intersection of digital fabrication, technology, and sustainability for over a decade. Co-creating initiatives with institutions (EU, UN), companies... Read More →
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Rawaa Abdulwahhab

Information Manager, Field Ready
Rawaa is a geospatial scientist and consultant working with various teams in using digital information technologies to understand the connections between the people and the places to help predict patterns and trends, hence tells you what you need to know about a where, and when. She... Read More →
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Barbara Schack

Coordinator, Internet of Production Alliance
Barbara is a catalyzer for teams working in niches of change-making, such as Education in Emergencies, Technology for Development, and community empowerment. She is coordinator of the Internet of Production Alliance, prior to which she led Libraries Without Borders’ strategic development... Read More →
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Emilio Velis

Executive director, Appropedia Foundation
Emilio Velis is Executive Director of the Appropedia Foundation. He is also an advocate for the open movement in areas of social impact such as international development, open hardware, and appropriate technology.

Wednesday September 29, 2021 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab
  Wildcard, Open Hardware
  • Experience Level Any
  • Talk Type Virtual
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes