Oh noes! Pedro and I have been preparing for Hurricane Matthew’s arrival, which is supposed to make landfall sometime this evening. Unfortunately, that means we won’t be live streaming 3D hangouts today. But not to worry! This gives you a chance to catch up with previous shows – Last week was massive! We were in NYC for #WMF16 and had several folks from Adafruit’s remote team on as special guests.
Shortly after setting up our hurricane shutters, Pedro thought it’d be a good idea to bring out the Phantom 4 and capture some drone footage before the storm hits (could be useful for insurance purposes as well). We’re a bit west of West Palm Beach, but expecting to get quite a few inches of rain and lots of wind – fingers crossed we don’t sustain too much damage! If ya’ll are curious, you can follow Pedro and myself on Instagram and Twitter for updates.
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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