At Arduino, we usually spend our time “making” electronic circuits and programming the sensing and control of the components using microcontrollers. The work is often done sitting at a desk with a computer -- not much physical exertion. We have to find other times to exercise. However, on setup day, after unloading many boxes from a truck into the Expo hall, we then spent the morning “making” the booth -- out of 100% cardboard pieces, pre-cut and pre-printed by CartonLab. It was a physically healthy way to start the long weekend event -- we were sweaty afterward!
Chi Ladies Hack is a hackathon that took place in Chicago during this past weekend. The idea was to bring women developers together and work on projects for nonprofit organizations. Arduino was happy to be among one of the sponsors of this event.
This year in attending the ECEDHA conference, we had a mission to connect with higher education professionals. Universities face some struggles around their Electrical Engineering departments, and Arduino can contribute to solving a few of them. Declaration, Retention, and Community Education Outreach.