Alan Dix’s Tiree Tech Wave hits its 7th edition in a couple of weeks. I would go but I’ll be away at the ACM Special Interest Group Governing Board – but you might be interested. Alan says:
Tiree Tech Wave offers a time to step out, albeit momentarily, from a target-driven world, to experiment and play with hardware and software, to discuss the issues of our new digital maker culture, what we know and what we seek to understand, and above all to make things together. This is all about technology and people: the physical device that sits in our hands, the data.gov.uk mashup that tells us about local crime, the new challenges to personal privacy and society and the nation state.<
The thing I like about the wave is its linkage with Mark Bernstein‘s artisan Software, citizen science, the maker community, and finally the Software Carpentry movement. If you have the time, I’d get over to Tiree for the wave!