Hackaday 10th Anniversary: Wrap-up

A little more than a month ago we saw the 10 year anniversary of the first Hackaday post ever, and last week we had a little get together in Pasadena to celebrate the occasion. Everyone had a great time, building tiny line-following robots and LiPo chargers, listening to some great talks, and in the evening we all had a lot of fun emptying some kegs. We couldn’t ask for a better crowd, and we thank everyone who came (and those of you who watched everything on the livestream) for participating.

As far as specific people go, we need to thank [charliex], [arko] and everyone else from Null Space Labs for helping out with the weird rotary encoder two-player version of Duck Hunt. The folks from Crashspace were also there, helping out and lending a steady hand and hot soldering iron during the workshops. Shoutouts also go to [datagram] and [jon king] for running the lockpicking workshop, and [Todd Black] deserves a mention for his lithium battery charger workshop. All the speakers deserve to be mentioned again, and you can check out a playlist of their talks below:

Also of note were the previous editors of Hackaday who made a virtual appearance via Youtube. [Phil Torrone] (now of Adafruit) was busy in New York, but he did send us a video with a very interesting announcement. Adafruit built a few limited edition Trinket Pro boards emblazoned with the Jolly Wrencher. There will only ever be a few hundred of these things, so grab one at the store while they last. Hackaday’s second editor in chief, [Elliot], also showed up, as did [Caleb Kraft], our third head honcho. That only leaves [Mike Szczys] the current lord of Hackaday, but he was there in person. One of these days I’ll get them all to write down a few hundred words about their experience:

We’d like to thank everyone who showed up and made our little anniversary party possible, but limiting the congratulations to only those who could show up to the party isn’t enough. Hackaday wouldn’t exist without you. Yes, you. We simply wouldn’t be here without the millions of Hackaday readers across the globe and on every continent (yes, McMurdo. Haven’t seen one from the pole yet, but I don’t check very often).

Hackaday has been around for 10 years now, but we’re just getting started. We’re having our first European event in a few weeks, Our project hosting site, hackaday.io, is going gangbusters, and there will be some very, very cool stuff in the Hackaday store soon. We couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you all.


Tip ‘o the hat to [an0va] for the music in the timelapse. Here’s the bandcamp. Tell us if you like it, we’re still trying to figure out the best way to do video.

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