SparkFun CEO Glenn Samala Interview – As a photographer at SparkFun for the past six years, I have had the privilege of documenting a wealth of inspirational projects, and the honor of getting to know the people behind them. This is a perspective I want to share with the world. It is my pleasure to introduce Deep Thoughts and Awkward Pauses. This is a series of interviews where we pick the brains of influential and creative members of our community. These casual conversations are designed to give you a deeper insight into the mind and environments that produce projects and decisions that shape our future. The series is hosted by resident funion Pearce Melcher. I think Pearce is a rad bro and I hope you feel the same. Do you know of a maker who you think should be interviewed? Let us know in the comments.
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