About 40% of the open-source hardware is from a Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise @ohsummit #opensource #MWBE
The OSHW Community Survey 2020 from the Open Source Hardware Association was published with a lot of details –
“In 2020 we conducted the third OSHW Community Survey (see 2012 and 2013), which collected 441 responses. All questions were optional, so you may notice response counts do not always add up to 441. In particular, a number of individuals didn’t feel comfortable with the demographic questions. We ask these questions as part of our efforts to promote diversity in the community, but these too were optional and anonymous.
For 2021, we’d like to see OSWHA include companies and businesses in their surveys, sites, and publications (celebrate them). This includes: sending the survey to companies, including companies and specific questions about the companies in the surveys, having a list of OSHW companies on OSHWA properties, profiles / “open source success stories” of companies by OSWHA. Suppose companies are not mentioned or celebrated – In that case, no one will want to do open-source hardware if the organization tasked to promote open-source hardware does not mention businesses/companies besides the sponsoring of the summit(s). Non-profit open source organizations can celebrate people, companies, businesses and publish any conflict of interests or just state facts. And the fact is, for the time being, most certified open-source hardware is woman/women made, and that’s a good thing worth celebrating… one day, it won’t be unique or a first.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you 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, 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.