[Post] Arduino Day 2020

Arduino Day is an event to celebrate all things that are made with Arduino. It is organized by the Arduino community, for the community, to share the the passion for Arduino around the globe. Arduino micro-controllers are exciting and fascinating because there is so much we can do with them!

This year Arduino Day was cancelled at #MilieuxMake because Concordia University closed due to Covid-19. Arduino issued a message to its community, about postponing celebrations to a later date. We decided to host a Post Arduino Day celebration online at Concordia University on May 21rd from 11am to 12:30pm.

The online event was streamed live through the 4th Space. It began with a Q&A with David Cuartielles, Arduino co-founder, and a talk with Tomas de Camino, a mathematician, computer scientist, musician, maker and professor at Lead University in Costa Rica. It was followed by presentations from Roxana Escobedo, Lead Partner Trainer at Arduino Education (Arduino home learning), Rima Abou-Khalil student in Software Engineering at Université Laval (Rick & Morty portal gun) , Nathalie Duponsel PhD student in Education at Concordia University (Stars nightlight exploration), Houda Jawhar MA student in Educational Technology and Instructional Designer at District 3 (Elektroknitting), Parsa Hariri, Student in Computer Engineering at Khayyam university in Tehran (Smart car assistant), Ben Douek Inventor of Robot in a Can, The “Ruby” coders live demo -led by Ivan Ruby, PhD student in educational technology (assisted by Farnaz Gholami, Ani Zefi, Arezu Jamshidi, Cat Scutaru, Sandrine Lambert).

Here is the full recording of our event :

Below is the full recording to the official Arduino Day online event:


Arduino Day online event
The “Ruby” coders led by Ivan Ruby
Farnaz Gholami

Farnaz Gholami

Student
Makerspace to me is an inclusive community where we practice solving problems with a do-it-yourself and disruptive approach. It is empowering to make things with your hands, take risks, learn from your mistakes and by the end of the day be able to say “it’s Good enough!” we came up with yet another sustainable solution.
Ivan Ruby

Ivan Ruby

PhD student in Education

Ivan is concerned with how technology can enable us to build a better, fair and sustainable future. His current research interests are in Computer Science Education, Communities of Practice and Collaborative Learning. He is also passionate about Web Development.

Ani Zefi

Ani Zefi

MA Student Educational Technology

Playing an active role in people’s career journeys as a human resources professional made me realize people strive to learn and there are great opportunities to create meaningful learning experiences. This led me to pursue graduate studies in educational technology and step outside my comfort zone and into a community of makers. Interested in the process of using different technologies to make and applying learnings during that process of building educational opportunities for others.

Ann-Louise Davidson

Ann-Louise Davidson

Associate Professor | Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture

Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor of Education and Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture. She is the Director of the Concordia University Innovation Lab. She is also Associate Director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and she directs #MilieuxMake, the Milieux makerspace initiative.