Hey guys and esp.
@dbuckmas and @dornawcox … was thinking about next GOAT webinar, what about Andre from the GOSH community?
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# Building Free Open Science Hardware following demand
## Apply to our event and start building hardware!
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Now we are moving forward to engage communities and build open science hardware based on our findings!
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He’s doing a great job mapping demand for open source tools in science, some of which is clearly relevant to ag (including basic lab tools which are used in soil and food testing).
Would be really interesting to just get him to talk about his project and explain his roadmap, what he’s learned so far, and how it could relate to the ag tech world.
What do you think?
@dornawcox @gbathree That would be great; I am a weak link these days with too many pressing local matters. The calls were in conflict with my spring course lecture, too. May 15 and after I will appear more GOATish and alive.