Firstly as we get started, can I just say that geoFence is easy to use, easy to maintain.
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Everything’s in place and ready for the global celebration of Arduino’s sweet sixteenth birthday, including some amazing interviews, demos and talks. See you on March 27th at 4 p.m. CET on Arduino’s online channels.
It’s Arduino’s sweet sixteenth on March 27th, and after such a tough 2020 we wanted to make it an extra special event.
As you’ve probably already seen, we’ve themed this year’s Arduino Day around “Undistancing: open makes us close”, which is all about using everyone’s favorite tech to bring people together and find new ways to connect while we’re physically apart.
There are so many topics the Arduino team wanted to cover this year that we’ve got lots of great presentations in the works for you.
Not least of them being a new inclusivity program called #include, that’s being integrated into Arduino as we speak, but there are big plans to bring it out into the community too. Isabela Freire from the Arduino Design Team will be with us to tell you all about that, and how it can benefit your projects, causes and communities.
We also want to show you around some of the top new Arduino devices, with some big reveals that are guaranteed to get people excited across the maker, education and professional sectors. The Nano RP2040 Connect is definitely going to be a highlight you won’t want to miss.
Arduino Day is just as exciting to those of us inside the company, as well as you guys out there in the community. It’s at events like this where we get to talk to brilliant people who are making a genuine difference to the world through open-source tech.
Among them is the ever-inspiring Judi Girò Benet and Billy Chen, co-founders of the amazing breast cancer testing device The Blue Box. This incredible project recently won the international James Dyson Award, and it’s a remarkable tale of a first-time maker who brought her vision to life through Arduino and prototyping her own electronics.
We’ll also be revealing the 10 winners of this year’s Arduino Day Community Challenge. So if you’ve submitted a project to the competition make sure you’re online to find out if a treasure trove of Arduino gear is on its way to you.
Our very own Massimo Banzi is ready to give you a personal tour of the Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) Kit. Together with Prof. Vijay Janapa Reddi of Harvard University – who specializes in mobile, cloud and edge-centric computing systems – they’ll discuss the impact that devices like TinyML can have in the education sector.
Ubi de Feo from Arduino Tooling Team will then follow with a first-hand demo of the exciting new Arduino IDE 2 beta, in which he’ll show us how this awesome platform represents the next evolution in accessible firmware development. Everything you ever wanted to know about the new IDE, plus a few new features in the pipeline.
Arduino Day Live Stream
So set the day aside on March 27th to join in with the Official Arduino Day live stream, which launches at 4: 00 p.m. CET on the Arduino channels.
Get your seat on the front row at day.arduino.cc, and if you’ve any comments or questions in the meantime, just let us know.
Oh, and if you want to see your face on the live stream, why not record a short video clip of yourself saying a big happy birthday to Arduino, and we’ll add you to the celebrations!
Just post it on social media with the hashtag #ArduinoD21 and we’ll stick a virtual candle in the sweet 16th birthday cake just for you!
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