Hello all you lovely makers! I am very excited to introduce myself: my name is Adam Bachman, I am here to write code and chew bubblegum, and I am all out of bubblegum!
As of May 23, 2016, I am the newest member of the Adafruit team and will mainly be working with Justin, Todd, Tyler, and the rest of the incredibly talented folks making Adafruit IO the best it can be.
I’ve been a resident of Baltimore City, making my way through the world as a software developer for the last 10 years. By day building software for Fortune 500’s, startups, bootstrapped artist-loving theater makers, and a few in between. On my own time I’ve been an Adafruit customer since 2007, started a hackerspace in 2009, and I’m super into Processing and creative code in general.
ENOUGH ABOUT ME! I look forward to connecting with anyone crossing boundaries from software to hardware and back again. Artists, makers, hobbyists, professionals, first-timers, long-timers, indie, corporate, all of you, everyone, cats, maybe not so much dogs, whoever! I am psyched to get started, let’s make amazing things!
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Ah, great quote! Speak Friend, and enter!
(Say, Adafruit, those of us that are color blind would appreciate an HTML multimeter to read the value of the capcha resistor! – OK, third time, screen cap imported into photo editor to get the color hex values!)