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Growing Food with Open Source

Sarah Sharp (Intel)
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)

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!

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 android 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.) Or what about a cairo-based garden plotter to let you know you don’t have space for said seedlings?

Come discover open source tools for all types of garden hackers.

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Sarah Sharp

Intel

Sarah Sharp is the author of GardenGeek, a set of tools to help garden hackers:

http://github.com/sarahsharp/GardenGeek

This tool was used to plan plantings for her own backyard garden. She’s been eating the dog food (er, vegetables) with relish.

Sarah has been a gardener for over 10 years. She does crazy things like live carless, bicycle tour the New Zealand North Island (really hilly), and raise bees for pollinating her garden.

When she’s not digging around the dirt, Sarah works on the USB subsystem of the Linux kernel. Sarah Sharp is the author of the Linux xHCI host controller driver, and has contributed to USB device driver power management. She is a software engineer at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center.

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Sarah Sharp
07/28/2011 5:05pm PDT

The slides are now posted on slideshare: www.slideshare.net/OReillyO...

Alfred Iacovella
07/28/2011 7:53am PDT

Will you be posting the slides from the OSCON presentation?

Casper Bodewitz
07/27/2011 8:25pm PDT

Thanks for sharin your ongoing project :-) I hope your Blender dream comes true one day!!