Manhattan Arduino

Hello All,

I am an industrial design intern in NY working on a project that uses an EcoArduino module. While I am looking for a programmer, I am a designer so I would also just like to know if there are any outlets or individuals to speak to or consult with casually on arduino. Any little bit can really help me and my team out. I was unfortunately unable to attend a recent Arduino meetup, so if there are any other events or casual meetups where I can network with those knowledgeable, I would really love to know.