KiCad Conference 2023 (KiCon) to be held in A Coruña, Spain #KiCad

The next KiCad Conference will be held in person on September 9-10, 2023 at Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de A Coruña (Palexco).

KiCad is a free and open source software suite for design, simulation and fabrication of electronic circuits. It is available world-wide for use on Windows, MacOS and Linux platforms.

Professionals from all over the world collaborate in the development of this landmark open source program. Its feature set compares favorably with solutions costing thousands of euro.

The Kicad Conference is the largest gathering of professional engineers, designers and makers using KiCad in the world.

The last face-to-face KiCon took place in Chicago in 2019. From 2020 to 2022 the conference was held online only, in deference to COVID safety measures. With 2023, this is the year to hold the conference in person again, and Europe was chosen to provide a location that is convenient for the 100.000+ european KiCad users. A Coruña was selected as the host city from among other European cities.

The core KiCad developers will be present at KiCon to meet with KiCad users and discuss the future of KiCad. Wayne Stambaugh, the KiCad project leader will give the keynote address.

Throughout these two days, many talks and training sessions will take place at all levels. These are targeted for anyone interested in electronics, from the hobbyist to the advanced professional. Examples of these talks are how to automate tasks, PCB design tricks, how to combine KiCad workflows with other technologies and more.

For professionals, attending KiCon is a unique opportunity. You will be able to:
● Learn from experts: improve your skills by learning from users and more advanced designers, who will talk about what we can expect in the next version of the program, and best practices in design.
● Network: meet other professionals to share ideas, talk about challenges, and make contacts that can benefit your company.
● Keep updated with the latest KiCad trends: KiCad development moves quickly. You will learn about where KiCad is headed and how you can benefit from its future development

If you are interested in contributing or talking about your experiences designing with KiCad, we would love to hear from you! There is still time to send your proposal! More information at https://kicon.kicad.org


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