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KiCon 2019, Great Event You Won't Miss Again

by: May 07,2019 1403 Views 0 Comments Posted in News

Open Source Software KiCad KiCon2019

Summary:       the first ever user-centric KiCad conference

The first KiCon 2019 was held on the April 26th and 27th in Chicago IL, USA. It is a conference for people who use and love kicad. As PCBWay knew KiCon, we are highly concerned of it. So we sponsor KiCon to deliver our support.


The conference lasted for two days, and there are some engineers and makers to share their stories about tools, methods, and successes using KiCad in manufacturing, research and business. This conference brought together the power users of the tool to talk about how they use KiCad on a regular basis and to share that knowledge with others. 


Michael Ossmann, an engineer and founder of Great Scott Gadgets, giving his talk “Cautionary Tales From The History Of Secrecy” which was very thought-provoking. By sharing some stories like Boeing 737 Max Crashes, the story of Penicillin, Prussian Blue and Silk technology of China, he expressed his idea that if it weren't for the open source software tools, we would still languish in an era of dangerous secrecy.


For more details, you can click here to watch the talk.

If you have watched any other interesting talks, share with us on the comments!

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