We are planning to make an event in Paris about microfuidics including some practicals as well as peer-to-peer teaching.
I would say that the main objective is to connect "experts" in microfuidics and people with relevant skills but not involved in the field yet.
Microfuidics are a powerful tool with applications in many fields but we focus in life sciences just to be more specific.
This is a joint event between Open Science School (Juanma), OpenDrop (Urs), Dropbot (Ryan),
with funding (so far..) from our volunteers, CRI Paris (Centre de recherches interdisciplinaires) and IPGG (Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes pour la microfuidique).
The main venue will be at CRI (Centre de Recherches Interdiciplinaires) in Cochin, the factulty of Medicine of Universite Paris Descartes,
located in 24 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques 75014 Paris. There will be access to rooms and equipment at the Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes,
located in 6 rue Jean Calvin 75005 Paris.
We chose the dates 30th June afternoon (Friday); 1st of July (Saturday); and 2nd of July (Sunday),
This is because it will be right before the international microfuidics conference FLOW17, we ww will be able to present our work in a booth.
OpenDrop and DropBot will be having a hackathon and occupying the Open Lab in CRI all the week 26-30th June.
For now we have limited budget and we cannot fund many participants coming from abroad so it will be focused on locals preferentially.
However we do have funding if you want to be involved in the organization of in presenting your work.
See more in http://piratepad.net/parismicrofluidics to start organizing...!!