Open Source in Hardware: Talks by Arduino CEO & Ubuntu VP of IoT

19 April 2016 19:00

Join us at Base King’s Cross to hear from two leading companies in open-source hardware and IoT development.
Like always, this technology filled night is complemented with lots of free beer and pizza!
This event is kindly sponsored by Intel and UL.


7:00-7:20 – Check in + beers and pizza
7:20-7:30 – Event opening
7:20-7:45 – Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder & CEO at Arduino
7:45-8:10 – Maarten Ectors, Vice President of IoT at Ubuntu (Canonical) 8:10-8:30 – Community announcements
This is your time if you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
8:30-9:45 – Drinks and networking

The Line-up

Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder & CEO – Arduino
Talk title: Lessons learnt in Open Source Hardware
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of Arduino, an open-source electronic prototyping platform allowing the creation of intreractive electronic objects.
Over the years Arduino has been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments.
Not only is Massimo an open-source advocate he is also an interaction designer and educator in the field.
Massimo Banzi on TED
Arduino on YouTube

Maarten Ectors, Vice President of IoT – Ubuntu / Canonical
Talk title: How to make money with Open Source Hardware
Maarten Ectors is responsible at Canonical for Internet of Things, the next-generation of networking and cloud solutions that are in proximity of the user or at the edges of the network.
Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs everywhere from the smartphone, the tablet and the PC to the server and the cloud and is a top choice for developers creating the next generation of IoT solutions.

Ubuntu on YouTube

Ubuntu on Techcrunch

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