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InterDrone 2018 wrap-up

By September 28, 2018Announcements

We joined the Drone industry at InterDrone 2018 (Las Vegas, Sept 5-7), we prepared a week of announcements, demos, panels, classes, and keynotes, here’s a wrap-up of everything we announced at InterDrone 2018.

On the show floor - demos!

On the first day of the show NXP was announced as our latest Gold member, NXP joined members  Airlango, Auterion, AirMap, and UVify at our booth, where we showcased the Dronecode stack powering their latest products and services.  

Silver member UVify sponsored the Dronecode passport, a program designed to showcase the diversity of our ecosystem. Show attendees had the opportunity to learn more about all Dronecode members exhibiting at InterDrone (Airlango, Auterion, AirMap, NXP, Wingtra, Yuneec, 3DR, Sentera, Optelos) and enter a daily draw for a chance to win a UVIfy prize!

At the conference - Dronecode track

Panel: Leader of open innovation in drone technologies

We were joined on stage by Dronecode members, Airlango, NXP, AirMap, and Auterion (in order from left to right) for an open discussion on how collaboration works in Dronecode. Our members shared insights into why they choose open source and how it enables their businesses. The audience was very energetic and had lots of questions for the panelists, and we wish we could have time to talk to everyone.

Keynote: Lorenz Meier founder of PX4, and co-founder of Auterion

Lorenz Meier, gave a keynote on the transformation of the industry and provided an outlook for next wave in the drone industry, Lorenz highlighted the need for the drone industry to collaborate on open standards.

Class: “Develop with Dronecode platform”

Presented by co-maintainers Julian Oes (Yuneec Research), and Jonas Vautherin (Auterion) with Brandon Brown (AirMap), they showcased the latest iOS (Swift) Dronecode SDK, Python SDK, and the newly added QGC-AirMap integration powered by the AirMap SDK.

Class: “Make open source work for the enterprise”

Targeted at product and business managers, presented by Kevin Sartori (Auterion) and Jonathan Claman (Auterion) provided a comprehensive introduction to how to build a state-of-art commercial drone in 2018/2019, by leveraging open source technologies and collaborating on open standards solutions.

Community Appreciation Night

We couldn’t have had a better close to the day, thanks to more than 100 community members who joined us on Thursday night. It’s always a good idea to get some face-time, especially when more than 25 companies get together in a fun and vibrant environment over flavorful Mexican dishes. Lastly, you might want to jump over our Facebook page for the all the fantastic photos, and yes, there was a photo booth! Check out the full album here.

In the Media - Announcements!

Many exciting announcements happened during the week, here’s a rundown of all the exciting news from our member companies:

  • 3DR and Yuneec announce a joint venture
  • Auterion launches commercial drone operating system
  • NXP joins Dronecode as a Gold member
  • Sony Electronics joins Dronecode to broaden industrial camera integration
  • AirMap introduces the AirMap Platform SDK, compatible with Dronecode through QGroundControl
  • Arm showcases on-going collaboration with Dronecode

Thank You!

We’d like to again give a big THANK YOU to all the sponsor member companies of InterDrone 2018 for your generous support.

What’s next?

We will be exhibiting at AUVSI Xponential 2019 (April 29 – May 2, Chicago). If you’re interested in co-marketing and partnership opportunities with us, contact Ramon Roche, Dronecode Program Manager.


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Ramón Roche

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Ramon is Dronecode's General Manager, you can read more about him on LinkedIn

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