EasyEDA Hack Chat with Dillon He

Electronic design meets the cloud

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 05:00 pm PDT Local time zone:
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IMPORTANT!! Note the different time to accommodate Dillon's timezone!

Dillon He from EasyEDA will host the Hack Chat on Wednesday, June 19 at 5:00 PM PDT.

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Join Hack ChatSince the birth of electronic design automation in the 1980s, the universe of products to choose from has grown tremendously. Features from schematic editing to circuit simulation to PCB design and autorouting can be found in every permutation imaginable, and you're sure to find something that fits your needs, suits your budget, and works on your platform.

Dillon He started EasyEDA back in 2010 with Eric Cui, and since then the cloud-based EDA tool has become a popular choice. From working across teams to its "run anywhere" capabilities, EasyEDA has become the go-to tool for hundred of thousands of designers. Dillon will drop by the Hack Chat to answer all your questions about EasyEDA - how it started, where it is now, and what we can expect in the future.

  • Hack Chat Transcript, Part 1

    Lutetium06/20/2019 at 01:01 0 comments

    Dillon He5:00 PM

    OK, 5:00 PM here, so let's get started. I want to welcome Dillon He from EasyEDA to the Hack Chat today, and thank him very much for accommodating us by switching his schedule around. We'll have to work around his slow internet, but I think it'll be fine.

    Welcome Dillon! Can you get us started by telling us a little about yourself?

    Dillon He5:01 PM
    I am dillon, 9 years ago, I am a college teacher, Just want to help EE to make things easier. I have spent more than 9 years on EasyEDA. My English is not good, hope I can follower your guys.

    Dillon He5:02 PM
    At prsent, EasyEDA has more than 700K+ users.

    That's a pretty solid user base. Do you see it growing a lot recently?

    Dillon He5:05 PM
    EasyEDA want to help EE to save time, we have lots of libs, in EasyEDA platform , we provide EDA tools, JLCPCB order, and LCSC components order. Maybe the only platform for EE to make thing in one-stop.

    Dillon He5:05 PM
    Yes, EasyEDA growns very quickly.

    Dillon He5:06 PM
    I don't know if there are some users in the chat room, If have , Your guys can let me know what you want a EDA tool, we can provide the fucntion what you want.

    sfrias15:08 PM

    Alan Green5:09 PM
    I'd love to hear more about your upcoming paid plans

    duff20135:10 PM
    Hi Dillon, I've been using EasyEDA desktop lately and like it but one thing is the drop down menu's at the top need to be activated only when I click on them I think, not when a roll my mouse over them, it tends to get in the way.

    Dillon He5:11 PM
    Alan, Thanks, the paid plans will be provided at end of this year. Why we want to provide, because too many companies and EE don't trust a free Tool . the price should be affortabel.

    Dillon He5:13 PM
    Desktop will be a supper new function, at next month. we will realse a new version, this version will allow users to save the designs on their computer. Not on our server.

    Dillon He5:14 PM
    So EasyEDA desktop version can allow users to choose save data on EasyEDA server, or their disk .

    That sounds good. Do you see a lot of people starting to turn away from cloud services? There seems to be a negative pattern developing regarding storing your stuff on someone else's system.

    Tim Trzepacz5:16 PM
    I looked up your desktop program, but it says "Client Download", so I'm guessing it doesn't work off-line?

    Dillon He5:18 PM
    Client can't work off-line. Yes. But we will provide a off-line version soon. EasyEDA has 1M libs in the cloud . and can work as a team.

    Dillon He5:19 PM
    For company, EasyEDA CAN BE installed on their server too.

    Tim Trzepacz5:19 PM
    I always worry, with cloud software, that the company could disappear or change their terms at any time, taking all of my work with them. I can't afford to risk my products on the stability of another company...

    kglasnapp5:19 PM
    Thanks so much for creating EasyEDA. I hope that when you do paid plans you do not price out the hobbyist .

    Alan Green5:20 PM
    Can you talk a little bit about the challenges of developing such a large Javascript program? How many lines is it? Which frameworks do you use? Is it difficult to find developers with the right skills?

    Dillon He5:21 PM
    Tim, you are right, some users have the same. we can list EasyEDA be free for even, you can see the term . If we change, we will kill ourself.

    Dillon He5:22 PM
    The price should be very good. We change the money just let the users to trust us. they paid, we must server . we can make money from PCB and components .

    Dillon He5:24 PM
    The EDA team is a 25 person big team. the lines should be 500K+. yes It is hard to find the skills IT guys.

    Alan Green5:25 PM
    Dillon: that is huge! There can't be too many JS apps of that size around

    Dillon He5:26 PM
    JS is very good. Every software is can be Js will be JS. Google, MS will let it happen.

    Aren't all of Google's APIs in JavaScript? I thought I read that somewhere...

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Dan Maloney wrote 06/19/2019 at 15:34 point

Hi Dillon. Don't forget that the actual Hack Chat is on a different channel -

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Dillon He wrote 06/19/2019 at 13:07 point

Hi, I am dillon, co-founder of EasyEDA. 

Thanks your time to join in.

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