Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Robert Read

Robert L. Read has a PhD in Computer Science from UT Austin. After holding director-level positions in software firms, he was a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and co-founded the 18F technology incubator in the US Federal Government. In 2018, he founded Public Invention, a US 501c3 public charity whose motto is “Invent in the public, for the Public.” Public Invention organizes teams of volunteers to work on free and open humanitarian research and engineering projects, recently including ferrofluid, tetrahedral robots, human medical ventilation, oxygen generation, and pure mathematics.


Title Day Room Track Start End
The PolyVent FLOSS Ventilator
A Free-libre Respiration Ecosystem
Saturday UD2.120 (Chavanne) Embedded, Mobile and Automotive 17:30 17:55
AMENDMENT Global Open Source Quality Assurance of Emergency Supplies Sunday AW1.120 Public Code and Digital Public Goods 09:50 10:10