Wayne W’s #CircuitPython2020

Blinka in 2020

Wayne sent us an email to let us know their #CircuitPython2020 thoughts. Here is the full email (posted with permission):

Before I launch in to some suggested improvement topics, I want to say that everyone I have interacted with have been very helpful and there is no better way to build brand loyalty. Thank you fpr all you have taught me.

As a person new to programming but not new to technology and documentation the process of maintaining that documentation, I’d like to see you hire someone who’s sole purpose is to do document management of primarily the Adafruit LEARN portion of the website. I think it has grown somewhat disorganized over time and could use some serious reorganization, cleanup and archiving. I think you have folks trying to juggle too many competing demands and maintenance and organization of the documentation seems to be losing in the priority arena.

Don’t get me wrong, I think keeping up with the documentation aspect is one of the most monotonous tasks imaginable. I’ve had to do it and if I’m any indicator, people going to grasp at anything to dodge that grind.

BUT, there are people out there that enjoy it. Hard to believe but true. I used to work in a super engineering heavy industry and it doesn’t take long to realize there are a few flavors of engineers. Some like getting their hands dirty. Some like design, not really interested in going out in the field to build out their designs.

It would do people like me a world of good if things were for example able to be sorted on hardware, or platform, or software language and with filters say from newest to oldest.

I tend to get tangled up in trying to decipher between Arduino, Raspberry Pi, CircuitPython and Python when it comes to what libraries I need as CircuitPython wants you to pick a device up front, none of which is a Pi.

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