We’re Celebrating our Adafruit Team this #LaborDay – Nick Normal from Community, Support & Publishing

You may already know Nick Normal from his prolific and popular posts on the Adafruit blog. He also may have assisted you in a matter of Adafruit customer support. Here’s a bit more about CSP Team Member Nick Normal:

Howdy! I’m Nick Normal and I’m with the Community Support & Publishing team here at Adafruit. We wrangle all the incoming customer support requests, as well as manage the blog & social media channels. I’ve been with Adafruit for just over a year now but I’ve been a fan for much longer, having been involved with the ‘arts-tech’ scene in NYC for well over a decade. What I love about Adafruit is our customer base, their excitement and enthusiasm for using our products to make the world around them fundamentally better and more interesting. Because of Adafruit’s diversity of staff, their skills and identities, I like to think of this company as a microcosm of NYC, of the world (i.e. humanity), and ultimately the maker movement – it’s an inspiring place full of amazing people!

You can find all my blogs here: https://blog.adafruit.com/author/nick-normal/


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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