Cover Image for 115th SF Hardware Meetup @ Studio 55 (SoMa) | AI + Product Design
Cover Image for 115th SF Hardware Meetup @ Studio 55 (SoMa) | AI + Product Design

115th SF Hardware Meetup @ Studio 55 (SoMa) | AI + Product Design

Hosted by michael & Nate Padgett
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San Francisco, California
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​Join us at Studio 55 for our next speaker style meetup! With the rise of generative ai there are new opportunities for designing hardware and software differently. We're excited to bring together the community to discuss new aplpications in the space.

There will be a chance for an open mic. All demos are welcome.

About Studio 55 (SoMa)

Studio55 (SoMa) is the new location for the hardware community by the Studio team. The Studio is home for the collective professional hardware community building physical products in the Bay Area. Learn more about new memberships here!

We have a great group of guest speakers

  • Vinay Prabhu is the CEO and Founder of HAL51.AI, building a low cost, AI-powered 3D viewing device. With a background in ML research from IIT Madras and Carnegie Mellon, Vinay brings a wealth of expertise in deep learning, sensor fusion, and AI safety to his work.

  • Tony + Nathan will be sharing their experience on GoCar.

    • Nathan Withrington is the founder and CEO of GoCar Tours, providing GPS-guided tour services using unique three-wheeled electric vehicles called GoCars. Under his leadership, GoCar Tours has expanded to multiple cities across the United States and Europe, including San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Lisbon, Valencia, and Madrid.

    • Tony Scherba is the founder and CEO of Yeti Technologies. Yeti is a software design and development company focused on IoT products. Bringing experience from many Fortune 500 companies and well known startups, Yeti has been working with GoCar for the last 2 years on revamping its software to incorporate the benefits of AI and further scale.

  • Fateen is CEO and Founder of Magical Toys, building smart interactive plush toys for kids and familes. Supported by Founders, Inc studio and working with informal, the've prelaunched their first version and will have live demos to share.


6:30-7:00 - Arrival, mingle, grab refreshments
7:00-7:05 - Welcome and introduction
7:05-8:00 - Guest talks and audience Q+A
8:00-8:30p - Community open mic

  • ​Anyone will have the chance for a 2min pitch to demo a prototype or talk about what they are working on.

​8:30-9:30p - Mix + mingle

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

  • informal is a freelance collective for the most talented independent professionals in hardware. Whether you're looking for a single contractor, a full-time employee, or an entire team of professionals to work on everything from product development to go-to-market, the informal collective has the perfect collection of people for the job. Learn more.

​If you want to help support the next meetup, please reach out to for sponsorship inquiries.

​See you soon!

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San Francisco, California