Thanks to Rami for sending us this tip about the OCF Hackathon June 21-22! Rami writes:
Connectivity Foundation (https://openconnectivity.org/) is hosting an IoT hackathon in Chicago and it would be awesome if my fellow Adafruit fans and community members get to join us and learn about our IoT standards and tools and software framework IoTivity (https://iotivity.org/).
Registration is free of charge just like a neutron but seats are limited and the 1st 25 registrants would get a free T-shirt. Food, drinks and hardware kits will be provided for free as well! it should be super fun and all of the OCF and IoTivity leaders will be there.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.