Today is Arduino Day 2016! We’ll be doing 24 hours of Arduino-related blog posts and more. Make sure to check in all day for Arduino everything!
For more information on Arduino Day, including how to find events in your area, go here.
About Arduino Day
Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino and Genuino. It’s a 24 hours-long event –organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino founders– where people interested in Arduino and Genuino get together, share their experiences, and learn more.
Who can participate?
All user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, pros, and newbies are welcome to participate. Let’s make this the biggest birthday party so far!
Following Arduino LLC branding guidelines, US-based events will be called ‘Arduino Day’, while events based outside the US can only be called ‘Genuino Day’. Organisers of approved US events will be able to download the Arduino Day Digital Kit, while organisers outside the US will download the Genuino Day Digital Kit.
What can you do during Arduino Day?
You can attend an event or organize one for your community. It doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or a newbie, an engineer, a designer, a crafter or a maker: Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and Genuino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with them. The events will offer different types of activities, tailored to local audiences all over the world.
Arduino Team events and Community events
In 2015 Arduino organized five events run by Arduino Team, in Torino, Malmo, Bangalore, Boston and Budapest. Community events are organized directly by the community, just supported and curated by the Arduino crew. Community events are called Arduino Day in USA and Genuino Day for the rest of the world.
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
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