Adafruit at PyCon US 23: Open Space today are 1pm-3pm MT #CircuitPython #PyCon23 #PyConUS
PyCon US 2023 is under way in Salt Lake City, UT. Two thousand like-minded folks have gathered to spend time together learning from each other about Python and more. This year, Kattni and Jeff are representing Adafruit. If you’re attending, make sure you come say hi!
Kattni and Jeff will be hosting Open Spaces all three days of the conference, starting today! Open Spaces are self-organized meetups that take place throughout the conference. Their Open Space will be “Welcome to CircuitPython!” Folks of all levels of experience are welcome to join us to engage and play with CircuitPython. CircuitPython is a version of Python that runs on microcontrollers, which are basically tiny computers.
You’ll be provided with a microcontroller for use during the Open Space. It’s running a fancy demo to introduce you to CircuitPython. When you’re ready to try things on your own, Kattni put together a GitHub repo for PyCon 2023 that contains all sorts of examples for you to work with. Jeff and Kattni, and community members Rose, Alec and Keith will be available to answer questions and provide guidance as needed!
Today’s Welcome to CircuitPython: Open Space will be in room 251D from 1pm to 3pm. They’re looking forward to seeing you there!
And if you won Adafruit swag in the PyLadies auction – let Kattni know so we can congratulate you!
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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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.