Open source stories – Supporting MicroPython – ASK AN ENGINEER clip
We celebrated MicroPython’s previous birthdays, last year in NYC we were dealing with shutdowns, death, sickness, and more – so we did not get a chance to do a post. But with a new year and 2021 going in the right direction, we are making some noise about the 8th birthday in all the ways we can!
Happy Birthday! We have stocked the official PyBoards from Damien, made direct donations to Micropython to support Damien’s work, make and share contributions, based on CircuitPython core on MicroPython and NOW with GitHub sponsors, we did a $5k sponsorship. Their goal is $5k a month in sponsors, so 1 full month is on us. We hope other companies and orgs that use MicroPython will consider doing a monthly or one-time as well. Companies / orgs can now sponsor, so this was Adafruit sponsoring – video & post.
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