Last month, Dan and I went to the Open Source All the Things event in the Research Triangle Park and had the pleasure of meeting Jason Hibbets of both Red Hat Software and Jason gave us a lot of great advice but also asked to considering contributing to – which we, of course, couldn’t turn down!

So, if you’d like a little behind the scenes look at the beginnings of Maniacal Labs, head on over to and check out our article!

Between the three of us, we have expertise in the fields of software, electrical, and mechanical engineering. And we all have day jobs in very much closed and proprietary industries. We would not be where we are today without the wonderful open source community and maker movement. One of the most visible qualities of these communities is their willingness to help beginners and experts alike. We’re not exactly beginners, but we’re certainly not experts. A few searches on the great community uncovered a great deal of the process and pitfalls we went through while designing our first product. We were, are, and will continue to be learning along the way…

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