Chris Anderson on drones, driverless cars, and creating communities around code

The Stack Overflow Podcast

This week we sit down with Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired magazine and now CEO of the drone company 3DR. He is also the creator of two online communities powered by open source code - DIY Drones and DIY Robocars, where hobbyists and enthusiasts have learned to build autonomous vehicles and perfect the software that controls them.

Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.

He is lso the CEO of 3DR, founder of the Linux Foundation's Dronecode Project, and founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocars communities, including the ArduPilot autopilot project.

Not surprisingly, he also created something called GeekDad.

If you want to get involved, you can learn how to build your own Donkey Car racer here.

Audio Player