Arduino Day, which will be held on March 27th this year, is the celebration of the Arduino community and the achievements of its members. The last several years have seen more than 3,000 community initiatives, organized from project exhibitions to talks and workshops, spanning across hundreds of countries worldwide.
In a year of social distancing, we realized (even more) the magnitude of the Arduino open-source community. Connecting us all, our community has broken down the barriers of physical distances and self-isolation. While the pandemic has made us feel further apart, Arduino has brought us a bit closer.
For this reason, Arduino Day 2021 will be titled ‘Undistancing: Open Makes Us Close’ — a phrase that embodies the power of the open source community to shorten any physical distance through new opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and get (virtually) closer.
UNDISTANCING conveys the disruptive power of Arduino users to unite in a time when it’s needed more than ever.
OPEN MAKES US CLOSE represents the ability of our community to transform a burden into a chance to connect, collaborate, and create as one. It’s a call to shorten as many distances as possible and to explore new ideas and technologies, together.
Arduino Day is open to anyone, either as a local organizer or participant. If you want to organize a festivity of your own, please fill out this online form and submit your proposal by March 14th.
Over the next few weeks, make sure to visit the Arduino Day website to learn more or locate an event in your area. Moreover, don’t forget to spread the word on social media using the hashtag #ArduinoD21!
We love our community and their safety is our priority. For this reason, we invite the organizers of local Arduino Day events to celebrate online. For all events, we recommend following the “Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak” released by the World Health Organization, and check the information released by your government in order to enjoy Arduino Day safely!