Arduino Co-founder David Cuartielles on the Open Source Movement and Future of Education

Arduino Co-founder David Cuartielles on the Open Source Movement and Future of Education

David Cuartielles (@dcuartielles) is the co-founder and co-creator of Arduino the open hardware platform Arduino, which has become a leading platform for DIY electronics and which earned the team an Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Digital Community Prix 2006, the SER price 2015, the FIUM price 2017, and an Ashoka Fellowship 2017, among others.

In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

-How opensource is affecting education and improving lives worldwide

– Why open source software is different than open source hardware

– What makes hardware so hard

– How to recreate the education system for the modern era

– The reason edtech startups so often fail

– Why Arduino took forever to finally make money

– What David thinks about Sweden’s political system and the importance of healthcare

– Why technology is not good or bad

– The reason cities make more sense than nation-states for governance

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