Call For Proposals: Hackaday 10th Anniversary


On October 4th Hackaday is celebrating our 10th anniversary. We’ll be hosting a live event in Pasadena that day which includes some hardware hacking, some workshops, a mini-conference, and a party. Details to follow on most of this, but we are putting out a call for proposals to those who would like to present a talk at the mini-conference. We plan to record the talks, workshops, and events so that those unable to attend can also enjoy the festivities.

The mini-conference will be about 3 hours long on the afternoon of Saturday, 10/4. We are looking for approximately four talks on topics interesting to the Hackaday community. These will be no more than 20-minutes in length with a short Q&A after.

In addition to the talks we will invite a limited number of hackers to give 7-minute lightning presentations on hardware projects they bring with them to the event.

Talk Proposals

Please email your proposal of no more than 350 words to conference -at- Preference will be given to speakers who are able to be at the event in person. Exceptional presentations given via video-chat will also be considered. Talk proposals should be submitted before Friday, August 22nd. Please specify whether you will present in person or via video.

Hardware Project Lightning Talks

Please email your proposal of no more than 350 words to conference -at- Your proposal should mention what stage of development/operation your hardware is currently in. Lighting talks must be presented in person.


14 thoughts on “Call For Proposals: Hackaday 10th Anniversary

    1. I’m gonna need some clarification on this. Do you mean, “no posts where Hackaday points out things that are wrong with this one Kickstarter”, posts that say, “we don’t know what’s up with this, help us figure it out”, or “no kickstarter posts whatsoever”

      We’ve gotten some compliments on the posts that point out obvious problems with Kickstarters, and having a ‘no kickstarter posts’ policy is a little too draconian; there are, rarely, a few diamonds in the piles of manure.

      So… yeah. clarify.

      1. I think he means plugging a kickstarter project. I like the articles where the problems with Kickstarter projects are pointed out (solar roadways etc). It’s a chance for the community to work together to prove something wrong, and it helps me to practice my critical thinking.

        Posting an article about a legitimately cool Kickstarter is useless to me (and probably many other readers), since I come to HaD to look for any cool projects that I can do myself. This is not possible with Kickstarter, since Kickstarter is an exercise in making money, and not in sharing knowledge.

        Rather delegate Kickstarter posts to a weekly “This Week on Kickstarter” (like HaD Links) digest or something. That way I can know exactly what to ignore, and people who are interested can know exactly what to look for!

        The RFC style articles on questionable Kickstarters can actually become a weekly thing like HaD Fail and so on. It is truly educational, and it contributes positively to the community.

      2. I mean, most of the Kickstarter scams are pretty obvious, like Soap, or that USB powered doodle pen thing. The cool Kickstarter projects are not really hacks, they are products. When I come to Hackaday, I want to read technical stuff, not what possible products I should or shouldn’t support.

      1. I agree, in a similar vein to the posts relating to theft via remotely unlocking vehicles. I like these threads where people come together and bounce ideas / analysis off each other. I learn a lot from them.

  1. re-post the very first post on hack a day and see what comments people make ten years later. and to those who post, please keep everything lower case for nostalgia.

    1. I’m going to be working on a ‘hackaday history’ thing, if only because it’s something that needs to be done. Here’s the first post, here’s the announcement on Gizmodo. The original logo was made in Macromedia Flash. Yeah, ye olden times.

      Actually… yes. We’re going to copy and paste the red box post ten years after the fact. I suspect the comments will be split between ‘dupe’, ‘where’s the link’, ‘OMG learn proper capitalization’, and ‘what the hell is a pay phone? you mean a pay as you go phone?’

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