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First Annual KiCad Conference (KiCon) Wrap Up

For those of you who did not have the good fortune of being able to attend KiCon, you missed a great conference. If this years conference was any indication, you will not want to miss the next one. The conference completely sold out with 220 registrations. Attendees from all over the world gathered to share their experiences with KiCad. There were high quality talks, the badges were cool, everything ran smoothly, mHUB was the ideal venue, and the after hours events were a whole lot of (maybe too much) fun. There was a tremendous amount of excitement about all things KiCad which bodes well for the future.

If you couldn’t attend, the keynote talk and developer panel talk have been uploaded to YouTube. All of the talk videos are in the process of being uploaded so you will be able to view all of them. You should also take a look at Mike Szczys' Hack-A-Day Post for a nice write up on KiCon.

The KiCad project would like to thank Chris Gammel for all of the hard work he did to make KiCon happen. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors, presenters, and volunteers who made KiCon possible.

The first KiCon was so good that you may want to get your tickets early for the next KiCon before it sells out. We hope to see all of you at the next KiCon.

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Full Time Project Leader Announcement

For those of you who did not have the good fortune to attend KiCon (more on that in a later post), there was a major project announcement made by the project leader during the keynote talk. The KiCad project is excited to announce that the lead developer, Wayne Stambaugh, has been hired by WIT to work full time on KiCad. On behalf of The KiCad development team and its users, we would like to say thank you to WIT for its commitment to the project.

First Annual KiCad Conference Announcement

The KiCad project is excited to announce the first ever KiCad Conference (KiCon) in Chicago from April 26th through the 27th. The conference will be held at the mHub. This conference is geared towards KiCad users. There will be lots of talks from users of all skill levels as well as some of the members of the KiCad Lead Development Team. The conference keynote talk will be given by the KiCad project leader.