As you have seen, we will be holding KiCon this year at CERN in September.
And what would a KiCad Conference be without an awesome hardware design for the badge. It will be hard to top @orsonmmz 's design from last year but we’re going to try.
We have a hardware specification, outline and possible sponsors for this year’s badge that includes some very interesting FPGA and SoC designs. Whether we run with this badge idea will largely depend on our ability to collect a community of possible FPGA hackers to work on the software.
If you are familiar with FPGA toolchains and would like to work on this year’s KiCon badge, please contact me for details and to be added to the chatboard for coordination.
Note Thank you to everyone who responded! We currently have a number of enormously talented FGPA coders who have graciously volunteered their time.
We do still need to locate a badge artist who would be willing to take this from plain rectangular badge to something unique. If you are that person, send me a DM. This will be a single-person job, working with KiCad, single color silk, single color mask.