Biohacker Summit 2017 – Better Living through Science, Technology and Nature
The next Biohacker Summit will be taking place at a Power Plant in Helsinki next month. The two day event occurs on October 13 – 14th and is packed with sessions explaining how to upgrade your performance through augmentation, supplements, sleep, nutrition and exercise. This years theme is “Microcosm & Macrocosm of Health”.
The distinction between microcosm and macrocosm has intrigued the imagination of humans since Plato. This year the theme is microcosm & macrocosm of health: Understanding health down from the microscopic level of nutrients, genes, cells, micro-organisms and neurotransmitters up to the macroscopic view of human nutrition, ecosystems, technologies and the future of humanity. Health is about striving for an equilibrium: finding the balance between the tiniest details and the connected whole. Whether you prefer reductionism or holism, calculate micronutrients or macronutrients, use technological or natural approaches, microdose or macrodose, value microbiomes or complex systems, whatever view you cherish, we would love to welcome you to aim your microscope and telescope to the collective wonders of the microcosm and the macrocosm of health.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.