The echo of Codemotion is still very strong in Rome. Between March 20 and 23 last, the Rome Faculty of Engineering was plunged into a world of programming, bits and 3D printers. A hackathon and workshops, particularly the three ones organized by the team of Officine Arduino.
On March 21, the attention was focused on the opening event introduced by Riccardo Luna and Andrea Mondello, the President of Tecnopolo. It was also the presentation day of StartupItalia! and the new Barcamper, which will leave for a European tour in search of makers to bring to the Maker Faire Rome scheduled for October 3-6.
The following days were a mix of talks, exhibitions and meetings involving hundreds of participants. 3D printers, night hackathons, gadgets and exchanges of ideas created a uniqueatmosphere. So much so that some people defined Rome as the new Italian Silicon Valley.
The Codemotion news continues to appear on the Web and the social networks. In addition to Arduino’s Facebook page, remember to read the diary of Marco Zamperini (aka Funkyprofessor). If you look at his Storify you can have an idea of all was said – and done, in particular – during the four days of the event.
There is also an entire corridor dedicated to the makers displaying 3D printers and robots, as well as the Officine Arduino’s friends who give out Arduino cards and kits of different sizes and formats and lead a programming workshop.
The atmosphere prevailing in Rome during the event can also be experienced again by looking at the Codemotion-style faces photographed by Alessio Jacona. With a view to knowing the Web feeling, you can browse the post opening gallery: you can find a selection of photos posted on social networks and collected through the SeeJay platform.
Those days were very intense, but March is not over yet. During the week, we will tell you more about the making of the Call for Makers and we will report you the events not to be missed before the Easter weekend.
Happy Monday to all and everyone.