Matrix is sponsoring another TADHack, this time TADHack mini in Chicago on October 3-4. Come hack something cool together using Matrix, either in Chicago or remotely! At past TADHacks we've seen a robot controlled with Matrix, collaborative web page viewing with Matrix as the underlying protocol, and more.
As well as being lots of fun, we've teamed up with Trossen Robotics to offer a HR-OS1 Humanoid Endoskeleton for the best hack using the Matrix standard. The HR-OS1 is a hackable, modular, humanoid robot development platform designed from the ground up with customization and modification in mind. With a Raspberry Pi 2, webcam, wifi, bluetooth, and all of the limbs you expect for a human, there's a lot of scope for exciting projects to be had with it!
I for one would love to ask an open source robot to bring me snacks over chat. (Wow that's a sentence I never thought I would be able to say) I'll be on site, (and also hanging out in on Matrix in #matrix:matrix.org) to help out with whatever creative things y'all come up with - I hope to see you there!
Also in Chicago the following week I'll be giving a tutorial on Federated Identity as well as attending and speaking about the problem of fragmented communication at the IIT Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo.
If you're going to be around, please do say hi - I only recently joined the Matrix team, and there's a lot of people I've yet to meet - I look forward to seeing you at one (or all) of these events!