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Sebastien Bourdeauducq

Even though Sébastien loves most areas of hacking and open source, a large part of his projects have been around the development and reverse engineering of all sorts of electronic devices and embedded software.
He joined the Prism54 developers' team in 2004, authoring drivers and firmware for different, newer Wi-Fi chipsets for which no specification was available. He also took part in industrial projects such as the development in 2006 of the 802.11 embedded driver stack for the Wi-Fi smart rabbit called Nabaztag/tag. In 2008, he was involved in the OpenPattern company, which is working on FPGA-based open hardware network equipment. He is also an active member of the /tmp/lab nerd collective that he joined shortly after its opening, and one of the inventors of the "Consumer-B-Gone" ringtone.
He is now leading the development of the oh-so-nerdish Milkymist open hardware interactive VJ station, whose custom System-on-Chip (SoC) design comprises logic cores which have been reused in development projects by prestigious institutions such as the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.