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Report: Success at the PX4 Developer Summit 2022

By July 20, 2022Announcements

Thanks to the fantastic community of developers that support the open-source drone ecosystem, the PX4 Developer Summit 2022 was a resounding success. Attendees gathered from around the globe to meet in person and tuned in virtually to make it the most prominent drone developer event of the year. The Droncode Foundation (DF) would like to thank everyone who attended, sponsored, and lent their voice and knowledge to help make the event possible.

The #PX4DevSummit 2022 was produced by the DF in partnership with the Linux Foundation Events Team, and special thanks must go to the events team for their support and attention to detail to make the event run smoothly.

This year’s keynotes featured guest speakers highlighting PX4’s place in the larger open-source ecosystem and the drone industry, opportunities for growth and business, and the roadmap for the PX4 ecosystem. Keynote speakers included (in order of appearance) Ramón Roche, General Manager, Droneode Foundation, Hilary Carter, VP Research at The Linux Foundation, Hyon Lim, CEO and Co-Founder of UVify, Dr. Lorenz Meier, Founder of the PX4 ecosystem and CEO and Founder of Auterion, Brian Behlendorf General Manager, OpenSSF, Markus Achtelik Vice President. Engineering, Auterion, and Michael Blades Senior Director, Platforms, DroneUp.

With the help of a content committee formed by leaders from our community and sponsors, we put together a program with 40+ sessions, including eight keynotes and two workshops led by more than 50 speakers representing the best from our community.

Day 1 closed with a drone light show brought to us by 300 UVify IFOs over the skies of Austin, with attendees and onlookers captivated by the fleet of UAVs aligning into delightful 3D formations like TUX the Linux penguin and pride-filled “We Love Open Source” message.

The in-person event featured top-notch networking with parties hosted by Auterion and Guinn Partners. Capital Factory and Guinn Partners invited attendees to the Center for Autonomous Robotics located on the edge of Lake Austin to tour the facilities and check out the robotics labs and fields on site.

Once again, we want to thank the attendees of the summit and everyone who helped us put this event together. And one last thank you to our sponsors who went above and beyond this year, Auterion, UVify, NXP Semiconductors, Holybro, Kittyhawk, Modal AI, Technology Innovation Institute, TDK InvenSense, CUAV, and Guinn Partners.

What was your favorite moment? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #PX4DevSummit

The videos from the conference will be published on the PX4 Autopilot YouTube channel daily, starting with Dr. Lorenz Meier’s great Keynote on Day 1, published today. 

Ramón Roche

Author Ramón Roche

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

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