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Hardware Meetup 51 Recap

From: Nathaniel P.
Sent on: Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:02 AM

Hi hardwarians,

Thanks for coming out on Monday! We had a great turnout. A huge thank you to Oden Technologies for hosting and Octopart for the pizza and beer.

We heard from four founders working in industries as varied as factory automation and personal transportation. Here's a quick recap:

  • Willem SundbladOden Technologies, showed us Industry 4.0 and how Oden's hardware and software is changing the way factories monitor, measure, and manage their equipment. Oden is hiring for a ton of positions. If you're interested in automation engineering, DevOps, hardware ops and more, definitely check them out.
  • Bre Pettis, Bantam Tools, took us on his journey from teaching in Seattle, to founding Makerbot, to buying Bantam Tools. He also shared his reasons for moving the Bantam team from Oakland, CA to Peekskill, NY (hint: the rent's too damn high). Like Oden, has a bunch of open roles. The shop Bre said he's building sounds worth the commute alone.
  • Marco Perry, Pensa, gave us a crash course on product design, building teams, and creating resilient companies. Super insightful stuff. His most important lesson: failure leads to refinement which leads to success. Pensa is also hiring.
  • Taras Kravtchouk, Tarform, gave us a glimpse into the future of electric vehicles. He and his team combine digital fabrication, machine learning and enough style to make Tesla jealous into cutting edge electric motorcycles.

Thanks to our speakers for presenting and to our volunteers Mirek, Jacob, and Amitabh for helping out.

We'll be posting December soon. Until then, keep building!


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