We’re Celebrating our Adafruit Team this #LaborDay – Marty from Web Development

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Marty is a most-excellent web developer, fueled by a minimum 2-cup cold brew coffee per day! He’s a maker as well, tinkering equally with both Huzzah/Arduino and Raspberry Pi! He’s responsible for many of the web tools that power Adafruit including ones you don’t see but likely use if you shop with us, learn with us, or even now as you read this blog!

I’m Marty, I have been at Adafruit for over three years now and it’s been great. I work in our internal web development department managing and building the programs we use here. My role over the last several years has grown and changed in unique ways that are not possible at most other jobs I have ever had. I enjoy my work immensely here, but the greatest thing that this job has brought me is the creative problem solving and new skill sets that come from the maker community. I have been able to learn so much about the products we sell and their uses in my personal life that I would not have experienced otherwise.


As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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