MakerCon New York is September 24th! #WMF15 #makerfaire @make @makerfaire
MakerCon New York is Thursday September 24th – get your tickets here!
MakerCon New York 2015
The Impact of Makers and Making on:
The Economy and Emerging Markets
MakerCon is a conference by and for makers. The maker movement is providing new insights into local and global manufacturing, design, workforce development, education and even creative culture. MakerCon provides valuable, practical insights into the impact of makers and making on education, the economy and emerging markets.
What is MakerCon about?
MakerCon connects individuals at the forefront of the maker movement, focusing on the new technologies, services ecosystem, manufacturing models, and funding trends that provide new ways of making things and getting them to market.
A new one-day format, MakerCon includes epic keynotes, informal fireside chats, provocative panels and thematic meetups featuring experts in digital manufacturing, technology and tool innovators, and the new breed of industrial designers. These leaders come together to exchange their views and visions about the impact of the maker movement, and its sweeping measure beyond only new business and new technologies.
After a day of conference sessions, please join us for an evening at our MakerCon Innovation Showcase, featuring over 25 sponsors and Maker companies showcasing their latest products and technologies. A dinner reception will be part of the Evening of Innovation (from 6pm – 9pm).
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.