The first five talks for the Wuthering Bytes Festival Day, to take place in Hebden Bridge on the 30th of August 2019, have now been confirmed – along with an attendee gift kindly supplied by electronics studio Boldport.

Produced by AB Open as part of its contribution to the community the first Wuthering Bytes was held in 2013. Organised by Andrew Back and Tim Harbour, the week-long event kicks off with a Festival Day of talks and presentations – five of which have now been confirmed.

“Science writer Georgina Ferry [is] presenting the story of LEO: the world’s first business computer,” Andrew and Tim write on the event announcement. “We will also hear from technology lawyer and CEO of Trustable, Amanda Brock, who will talk about how our perceptions of and interactions with software have profoundly changed — and the need to manage risk and for trustable software.

“We’ll be treated to talks from Ben Cartwright and Jo Hinchliffe, on nanosatellites and how you can build your own satellite ground station! And Michael Dales will explain how anyone can build their own guitar, using some pretty neat non-traditional techniques, via their local community workshop.”

Andrew and Tim have also confirmed that Boldport, specialist in ‘electronic craftsmanship,’ will be providing a gift for all Festival Day attendees: The Tiny Engineer Superhero Emergency Kit soldering project tin.

A small number of early bird tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite, with full sales to open once the full event schedule has been announced. More information is available on the Wuthering Bytes website.