The summit was amazing - I'm glad you guys liked the coverage! The "red Carpet" was a ton of fun. Did you see my shots?
The other guy in the second photo is Charles Pax, head of R&D at Makerbot.
BTW, here's photo set of the red carpet at the Summit:
I think it's really cool that they did that this year. Engineers are glamorous!
You did a good job covering the summit. I was especially glad to see you discover the difference from "having" to attend a lecture at school and "wanting" to attend a lecture at a conference. When I used to attend conferences, the issue was always trying to see everything I wanted at the same time. Being forced to choose was very difficult at most conferences I attended. I never understood those attendees who said a conference was boring. They missed an opportunity to learn a lot of things from the other attendees.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'm glad to see the 2nd year had the same amazing energy as the 1st. Something very special about getting the leaders of the Open Source Hardware movement together in one place. Enjoyed your Flickr set as the ustream was pretty low-resolution.
You posted a photo of a slide with the AVR chip labeled as the "literal black box". I think that was from "Open Sourcing the Integrated Circuit". I caught most of it on ustream and thought it was a very interesting concept. Hopefully, we will start to see the openness of the higher levels of abstraction reach all the way down into the silicon.
Glad you enjoyed it and LONG LIVE THE OPEN HARDWARE SUMMIT!