Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

March 2016 – At HardwareCon 2016, Jay Rogers Jr, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors presented a keynote on design. He started with a story of the 8 year odyssey of Local Motors and the efforts to make the first crowd-sourced designed car. He talked about how the concept of scaling had changed. In early [...]

March 2016 – At HardwareCon2016, they held a panel to discuss the Future of Hardware. The theme was to discuss the practicality of the hardware business and the ability to be differentiated in the market and operate profitably. The panel was pro-offshoring and subcontracting as a manufacturing methodology as opposed to using domestic resources, this [...]

March 2016 – At the 2016 HardwareCon in San Leandro, CA, Publisher, entrepreneur and advocate of the Maker movement Tim O’Reilly spoke to the primarily “maker centric” audience about trends and the transition to bigger things. The basis of his talk was all movements that drive change start with enthusiasts. These people have an inherent [...]

February 2016 – One of the keynote of the 2016 HardwareCon to be held in San Leandro, CA on March 4-5, is John “Jay” Rogers Jr, CEO and Founder of Local Motors. We had a chance to talk to Jay about his company and engineering issues with realizing his vision in the automotive world. Local [...]

March 2015 – In the weekend event that was the first annual HardwareCon3, the main session was equally attended at the topic specific breakout sessions. Arranged from introduction to advanced on topics and depth, the 3-4 concurrent breakout sessions were both diverse and well attended. Some of the breakout highlights and topics follow: One of [...]

February 2015 – The first annual HardwareCon3 had a variety of speakers and sponsors showing their products and expertise at the event. The lobby had exhibitor tables setup for companies supporting the prototype and production communities and then there were break out rooms with individual experts, and the main hall with panels & keynotes. The [...]

February 2015 – The first annual HardwareCon3 (conference, convention and connection) event was held at the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) center in San Leandro over the weekend of Feb 28-March 1. This first event was designed to help the members of the Marker movement and community move to the business community and product production. The [...]