Hackaday Teams Up With DesignSpark to Bring the First Hackaday Unconference to the UK

Hackaday Unconference

Hackaday, the most popular website read by engineers, makers, and inventors that celebrates hardware and hardware hacks partners with DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components (RS), to bring Hackaday's first-ever conference to the United Kingdom.

This partnership marks the shared vision of Hackaday and RS of bringing the hardware engineering world together to collaborate and learn about the newest developments in the field.

We are proud to be supporting this first ever Hackaday Unconference to be held in the UK and Europe. The unconference concept is a unique one that should help to create an extra dimension to the event that encourages fun, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. All of this makes the event an excellent complement to the DesignSpark concept.

Mike Bray, Vice President of DesignSpark

The conference is structured in the "unconference" style, where there is no set agenda and all participants are encouraged to present their latest passion project. This unique format encourages talks and collaboration on cutting-edge topics and projects happening in the engineering and maker world. Although Hackaday has held unconferences elsewhere in the world, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, the UK Unconference is the first of its kind in Europe.  

The Hackaday UK Unconference will convene on Saturday, 16 September from 13:00 to 21:00 at the Cultural Space at Canada Water on the east side of London. Technologists and engineers across the UK and Europe showed immense interest in the event, which sold out within five hours of opening up sales to the public. Although tickets have already sold out, individuals who are interested in attending may join the waitlist by visiting this page.

About Hackaday

Hackaday is the world's most popular hardware engineering website. Our daily posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts.

Hackaday is a subsidiary of Supplyframe, the industry network for electronics sourcing solutions.  Supplyframe is based in Pasadena, California USA. 

For more information, please visit Hackaday.com. 

About DesignSpark

Launched in 2010, the DesignSpark ecosystem offers online design resources and free downloadable tools: DesignSpark PCB, a professional-grade schematic-capture and PCB design tool; DesignSpark Mechanical, an advanced 3D CAD tool based on direct modeling techniques; and DesignSpark Electrical, a fully specified electrical CAD package for the design of control panel, machinery and electrical systems. DesignSpark also offers a huge library of PCB schematics, components footprints, and 3D models, as well as the new Obsolescence Manager tool created to enable engineers and purchasing professionals to avoid risk due to product obsolescence.

For more information, please visit www.designspark.com.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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Katie Huber
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Email: khuber@supplyframe.com

Source: Hackaday


Categories: Electronics, Computer Engineering, Computer Hardware

Tags: Conference, DesignSpark, engineering, Hackaday, hardware, hardware engineering, RS Components

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