Databox Launch Event: 24th March, Cambridge

We are working with the team behind the DataBox project to host an open-source community launch in Cambridge this spring.

Date: 24th March 2017 Venue: Darwin College, Cambridge CB3 9EU Registration details: Eventbrite - registration closes on 10th March


The Databox Project is building an open-source personal networked device that mediates access to an individual’s personal data by verified and audited, locally-executable, third party applications and services. The platform is built using Docker containers, and should work on any platform with Docker support. The research team is hoping to provide support for ARM devices such as the Raspberry Pi 3 in this initial release, as well as x86 NUCs.

Launch Event

This event provides the opportunity for the team to introduce the Databox in its current form, where they also hope to engage with security & privacy enthusiasts, data visualisation & analytics fans, as well as potential app developers to begin building a community and ecosystem around the Databox.

Contributions of all kinds are welcome, for example: improvements to core components; integration with your favourite IoT devices, brainstorming which apps and devices you want to see supported by the Databox!

Read more about the project and view in-progress code.


9:30-10:00 Registration, coffee and pastries
10:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Databox project
10:20 Introduction to the open source platform and components (Databox team)
11:00 SDK and Building an example app
11:30 Feature requirements discussions and BoF work groups
12:00 Development session I
13:00 Buffet Lunch
13:30 Development session I continued
14:30 Tea Break
14:45 BoF sessions II
15:00 Feature & App development session II
16:30 Group/individual presentations
17:00 Close
18:30 Drinks and dinner

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Author | Gemma Gordon

Gemma is the Operations Director for the OCaml Labs group in the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, and covers day-to-day management, investigates funding opportunities and organises events.