We’re experimenting with a new format at this year’s EuroPython conference: a maker area reserved for attendees who want to build things in hardware, controlled by Python, e.g. robots, sensors, remote controls, electronic badges, mesh networks, etc.
For this purpose, we have created a zone with tables, power outlets and chairs in the exhibit hall, where you can get working on your projects during the conference.
We will also have a few workshops in this area to create some more excitement around it, but in the end,
it is YOU, the attendees,
who’ll have to make it work.
We hope you enjoy the spirit and possibilities and hey, can then show off your cool gadgets to more than a thousand Python friends - in a lighting talk, an open space session or directly at the maker area.
You will likely have to bring along some tools and electronics for the maker area, so this blog post is also meant as reminder to add these things to your packaging list for EuroPython 2016.
We have found a few shops near the venue where you can buy things you may need. We are listing them here, but cannot guarantee that they have what you need:
We have also added their locations to the map that's included in the EuroPython 2016 Conference App.
(Photo reference: https://www.flickr.com/photos/othree/14080032327/)