Introducing the Newest Arm Innovators

Featuring Experts in Drones, Cameras, Voice, and Cellular IoT

Hackster Staff
4 years agoInternet of Things

Last October, Arm announced the Arm Innovator Program — a new initiative, in collaboration with Hackster, designed to support the global ecosystem of Arm developers, highlight the impressive work happening around the world based on Arm technology, and share key domain knowledge from top technical experts who are building solutions on Arm.

Since the launch of the Arm Innovator program, we’ve hosted two webinars featuring Azeria from Azeria Labs and Forrest Iandola, co-founder of

Now, nine new innovators have been added to the program — ranging from co-founders and senior-level executives to researchers and students — who are using Arm processors to solve real world problems.

In the coming months, Arm will be working with the innovators to produce and deliver educational content, workshops, solutions, guides, webinars, live streams, and blogs, all of which will be hosted on Hackster and the Arm Community.

Meet the Next Arm Innovators

Chris Gammell, Developer Relations at Hologram

Chris is on the developer relations team at Hologram, the world’s largest cellular IoT network. The company focuses on connectivity and Chris enjoys bringing that connectivity to custom hardware projects, including many with Arm components at their core. Chris encourages open source toolchains and hardware, which utilizes the Open Source Hardware (OSHW) at the core of Hologram hardware projects. As cellular connectivity continues to expand in scope and reach, low power Arm processors will be a critical part of the mix.

In addition to working on DevRel at Hologram, Chris co-hosts The Amp Hour podcast, an electronics focused show that has been running for more than 7 years. When not podcasting, Chris enjoys teaching on how to design and build electronics via his online course ‘Contextual Electronics’, which prioritizes hands-on instruction.

Jinger Zeng, Co-Founder of Dronesmith

Jinger Zeng is a technologist and entrepreneur from the United States currently living in China. Her experience spans in technology, business strategy, operations, and management. Her work focuses on cross-border growth, bridging across sectors, disciplines, cultures, and people to solve problems.

She is a mechanical engineer by training, and led a team in the development of a net-zero solar house that won an international award. She later co-founded Dronesmith Technologies, a company that develops drone hardware and software for developers and corporates. She also helped launch China’s first cargo drone accelerator program that works with African startups. She is an evangelist of open source and maker movement. She is currently working in the Dronecode ecosystem, supporting its adoption and community building in China.

Rodolfo Saccoman, CEO and Co-Founder of AdMobilize and MATRIX Labs

Rodolfo is a serial entrepreneur productizing complex technologies. AdMobilize is a machine intelligence technology company reimagining humanity’s relationship with the physical world. Joined by a brilliantly diverse team of 35, the company is recognized as one of the most promising companies revolutionizing the convergence of artificial intelligence, hardware, and software.

AdMobilize operates in two units: AdMobilze which connects the physical world to the online grid by utilizing proprietary instant-detection computer vision and artificial intelligence technology that advances the out-of-home and retail industries with the most complete platform that includes: audience measurement, facial detection and recognition, vehicle detection and recognition and much more. The second business unit is MATRIX Labs, creating a brand new app economy anchored on IoT and the democratization of artificial intelligence. MATRIX Labs is the brand behind MATRIX Creator and MATRIX Voice.

David Tischler, CEO and Founder of miniNodes

For over a decade, David supported advanced users in the hosting and dedicated server industry. During his career, David found all sorts of people doing innovative things with Arm technologies. Hackers and tinkerers were already making small robotics projects, IoT devices, machine learning, computer vision, and AI projects, automotive and self-driving applications. If all these small devices run on Arm, and are communicating with servers in the Cloud, then why not simply have Arm servers on the other end processing that data and powering that Cloud?

miniNodes exists to evangelize Arm servers, and prove that not every application requires big, expensive, power hungry servers. The home automation hackers, IoT developers, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, and casual coders of the world can get by just fine on a cost effective yet capable single board computer, functioning as a server.

Kwabena W. Agyeman, President and Co-Founder of OpenMV

Kwabena is a computer chip designer by trade who enjoys helping people solve computer vision problems in the real-world. Kwabena, along with Ibrahim Abdelkader, founded OpenMV to make building and deploying machine vision powered devices easier and fun. The goal of the OpenMV Cam project is to enable designers to put cameras into any product with minimal effort and be able to treat the whole camera/processor sub-system as just another sensor in a project/device. Previously, Kwabena developed the CMUcam4 as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University before helping to create the OpenMV Cam.

Ibrahim Abdelkader, Vice-President and Co-Founder of OpenMV

Ibrahim is an embedded systems programmer. He created the OpenMV project back in 2013 while searching for a better serial camera. His goal was to make machine vision more accessible to beginners by developing a low-cost, open source machine vision platform. It grew from a blog post to a Hackaday project, then to a Kickstarter and finally to what it is today.

Chelsea Klukas, Co-Founder of MakeFashion

Chelsea is a product design manager and an interdisciplinary technology-focused artist. In addition to building great products, she is passionate about building design culture in data-driven environments and driving processes to innovate at scale.

Chelsea is the co-founder of MakeFashion, a wearable technology startup that brings high tech and high fashion to the runway. MakeFashion has created over 100 wearable tech garments and has produced runway shows across the world including New York, Shenzhen and Rome. Her “Lumen Couture” projector hat, a hat that includes real-time projection mapping and visual inputs to display video on a dress, has gained international attention as the first of its kind. She has worked in management at Facebook and Amazon, leading design teams for consumer products including Amazon Spark and the AI voice-powered fashion assistant Echo Look.

Will Roscoe, Lead Software Engineer at Ceres Imaging

Will Roscoe is an engineer working to build efficient transit and agriculture systems. He cofounded the Donkey platform, an open source DIY self-driving vehicle platform that has been built by more than 1000 people on 6 continents. He’s organizing the Transit Derby event to find the best transit technologies using small scale vehicles. Will writes image processing software to help farmers know where to water and apply fertilizer at Ceres Imagery in Oakland, California.

Clarissa San Diego, Founder and CEO of Makerologist

Clarissa San Diego is Founder and CEO of Makerologist, a maker technology agency that bridges the gap between companies and communities through creative technology experiences. She leads a collective of makers, educators, designers, engineers, artists, and writers who have come together under a shared vision of creating a maker ecosystem. They specialize in project based learning experiences through hardware kits, workshops, events, and public installations.

At Makerologist, Clarissa demonstrates her abilities in business development, industrial design, STEM education, and community building at a local and global scale. Previously, she served as a developer relations consultant for various tech companies. Clarissa was also co-producer for tech events such as, the Women Who Code CONNECT 2016 and the DevRel Summit conferences. The majority of her work focuses on matchmaking the needs between local communities and businesses through hardware education.

Want to learn more? You can find additional information on the Arm Innovator Program here.

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