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Plan, Teach, and Make with IEEE SA OPEN

IEEE SA OPEN has active communities creating open source and open hardware digital infrastructure technologies across a wide range of sectors such as healthcare, education, retail clothing, communications, design-automation, and more. During SCALE 19x, we will be hosting a day of collaborative planning, teaching, and making! To do this, our event will offer mini-tutorials along with (design and coding focused) sessions based on attendee generated topics. Leading up to the event and during it, we will be collecting ideas and plans via the IEEE SA OPEN Platform and publishing those to There will also be a morning kickoff and planning session to scope and plan the day and a wrapup session at the end of the day as well.


10:00 AMKickoff: and overview of IEEE SA OPEN
 Participant-driven planning
11:00 AMSession 1: Dressing the Metaverse and Greening our Planet from the Digital Fabric Interoperability project
12:00 PMResync
1:00 PM 
 Session 2: Community Suggested (or PQDifNet)
2:00 PMBreakout
3:00 PMBreakout
4:00 PMWrap-up: pitches/report outs, next steps

Mini Tutorials + Design/Code sprints submitted:

Dressing the Metaverse and Greening our Planet

The IEEE SA OPEN Digital Fabric Interoperability group is working on the global retail market transition from a design process that depends on production of shipping of large amounts of physical fabric early on in the design process to one that focuses on producing small sample fabrics that can be accurately modeled in 3D formats. Doing so has the business benefits of optimization and reduction of lead times and the global and humanitarian benefits of reducing waste (and excess inventory), energy, and water in the development, design, and sale of garments. In this tutorial, you will learn how a group of designers with virtually no software background have created a universal data format for capturing the physical properties (e.g., drape) of fabrics and an online conversion tool so that measurements made in testing labs can be converted into formats that can be imported by 3D design tools used by industry.