We are super pumped for the upcoming Superconference and we're really happy you'll be joining us! In addition to the talks and workshops that will be taking place throughout Saturday and Sunday, we have another big feature planned:
OK, that was a bit corny, but the sentiment rings true. One of the reasons we believe so many of you decided to apply and ultimately attend the Superconference is because of everyone in the community. You have seen and followed their projects on Hackaday.io or elsewhere online. Now you get to meet each other face to face.
We have two requests
- Bring your projects!
- One of the best ways to get to know each other at any tech event is to talk about your projects. An even better way to talk about your projects is to have it with you and show it off while talking one on one. The best projects to bring are probably the most portable ones. However, if you have something larger and would like to display it, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (transport and set up is up to you).
- We will also have lightning talks sprinkled throughout the day on the main stage (where the talks are held). Sign up to give a lightning talk when you arrive. You can talk about your project for 2 minutes and get even more feedback from the community!
- Bring your modding materials!
- We are not showing the front of the Superconference badge just yet, but we will show the back! You can see a preview here: http://imgur.com/F5r5wpx.
- There are multiple areas for prototyping, both through-hole and SMT. The badge itself is passive but also represents a blank slate for adding stuff to your badge. Part of the evening activities is creating something new from your badge. We will have a small competition, which will conclude at the end of the conference. There are 3 categories of excellence:
- Best "dead bug" mod - You don't need some off the shelf dev board to make your badge do something cool.
- Best blinky mod - Blinky things catch the eyes, how blinky can you make a badge?
- Most over the top - What is the craziest thing you can do to a badge? Must still be wearable around your neck.
- We will be bringing a range of components for people to use (and some suggestions of what you might do with them). Good things to bring might be small breakout boards or dev boards you have lying around. If you're partial to any particular component you don't think we'll have on hand (we'll have a lot of the old standards), throw that in the bag as well. We'll have soldering stations and hot glue on hand to create your masterpiece. For the super industrious, you can download the (backside) gerbers here (if you want to pre-plan or mill boards prior to showing up).