SAINTCON Hallway - Luke Jenkins

Luke Jenkins, creator of the first electronic badge at SAINTCON, shares his journey from simple badge designs to running the hardware hacking village. Discover the evolution of electronic badges and the passion behind the community.

Key takeaways
  • The electronic badge community has grown significantly, with many people creating their own badges and sharing them with others.
  • The first electronic badge at SAINTCON was created using an ESP8266 chip and was relatively simple in design.
  • The creator of the badge helped to improve the network at SAINTCON and make sure that there was good Wi-Fi for all attendees.
  • The creator was involved in the creation of the first hardware hacking village at SAINTCON and helped to run it for several years.
  • The creator has since retired from SAINTCON but still comes back every year to see what people are up to.
  • The creator enjoys talking to people about their interests and finds that this is a great way to connect with others.
  • The creator is impressed by the creativity and skill of the people who make mini badges and is always looking for new and innovative designs.
  • The creator believes that it is important to ask people about their interests and hobbies rather than just asking them about their jobs.
  • The creator is currently working on a new mini badge design and is excited to share it with the community.