Thank you so much for your loyal support and readership of The Drone Girl for nearly four years now! Wow! We’ve come so far.
Four years in, and I’m FINALLY hosting my first-ever Drone Girl meetup in San Francisco in partnership with Samsung NEXT and my friend Siggi Hindrichs, founder of Notifleet and entrepreneur-in-residence at Samsung NEXT Start.
The event will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Samsung NEXT Start offices at 201 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA.
You’ll hear three lightning talks by Bay Area drone experts Jessie Mooberry, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford University’s Peace Innovation Lab and humanitarian UAV practitioner, and Gretchen West, Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells, and Abbe Lyle, Creative Director and Pilot at Visual Law Group.
Plus, free food, courtesy of Samsung NEXT!
Continue reading The first ever Drone Girl meetup is finally happening!
Looking for a drone Christmas sale from the world’s largest drone manufacturer? It’s here! DJI is offering some pretty big drone discounts just in time for the holidays.
Also, don’t forget to check out my drone Christmas gift guide! There are tons more drone deals that you won’t find on this DJI-specific list on this page. Access my Drone Girl Christmas gift guide here.
The DJI Christmas sale runs between now and Jan. 5, 2017, and includes price reductions and bonus gifts. See the full details below:
DJI Phantom drones on sale:
The DJI Phantom drones are deeply discounted. Two years ago, a drone with a 12 megapixel camera for less than $500 would be unheard of. Today, you can get that in the Phantom 3 Standard for $399, or you could upgrade to the Phantom 4, which comes with sense and avoid capabilities for $999.
DJI Osmo on sale:
The Osmo lineup comes with an extra battery as its perk in this sale.
New DJI products on sale:
While there aren’t exactly cost savings on DJI’s newest products, each of these products comes with a pretty nifty winter gift set.
Have you got an epic movie you made with a drone?
The last day to submit entries to San Francisco’s Flying Robot International Film Festival is October 1.
The film festival returns for its second year on Thursday, November 17 at San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre, with categories including Cinematic Narrative, Epic Landscape, Drones for Good, FPV/Aerial Sports, LOL WTF, Promotional, I Made That! and Student Films.
Read about last year’s event here. Continue reading Last day to enter the Flying Robot international Film Festival
You have the incredible shot, now put it to some incredible use.
Dronestagram is organizing an International Drone Photography Contest — and the winners in each category will land a spot in National Geographic.
The categories are Adventure – Sports, Nature – Wildlife and Travel. The final day to submit photos is June 30, and winners will be announced July 1.
Judges include Patrick Witty, Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic, Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, Chief Editor of National Geographic France and Dronestagram’s co-founders Eric Dupin & Guillaume Jarret. Other prizes include a GoPro Hero, 3DR Solo and Lowepro backpack.
The competition is fierce though. Dronestagram told The Drone Girl that there are already hundreds of entries.
For full rules and how to enter, visit Dronestagram’s site.
The FAA expects 1 million drones to be sold this holiday season — and that inevitably means a lot of new pilots out there.
DARTdrones Flight School is offering a new two hour, indoor introductory course to drones and the industry, with classes scheduled through January around the country.
And now, you can save $25 off a course using coupon code “SANTACERTIFIED1.”
The course is a brief overview of all the things new drone pilots red to know – from FAA rules to equipment considerations to safety tips such as creating a flight log and emergency preparedness.
DARTdrones was created by CEO Abby Speicher, a serial entrepreneur who realized she needed drone training after a near-crash during a business pitching competition, where she was demoing drones to the judges.
“That’s the point I realized I needed a training course,” Speicher said. “And so we decided, ‘alright, let’s just make a drone training school.’”
Check it out, and happy flying!
*You can still use coupon code “DroneGirl10” to get 10% off DARTdrones’ Phantom 3 and Inspire Training: Part 1 and 2 courses.
You may still be recovering from InterDrone (I still am!), but there’s yet another drone conference coming to Vegas, less than a month away.
The Commercial UAV Expo will feature more than 100 drone-related companies, 130 booths and more than 50 expert speakers.
The lineup is incredible — featuring experts including Trumbull Unmanned CEO Dyan Gibbens, “Drone Analyst” Colin Snow and Pepperdine University Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy Greg McNeal.
The Drone Girl will be there. You can join me! Register here.
Sure, I just got back from International Drone Day in Las Vegas, but it won’t be long until I head back again soon!
I’ll be speaking a few different times at InterDrone, a huge, 3-day long conference for people interested in building, flying or buying drones. (So probably you!)
The conference will include more than 75 tech classes focused on commercial drone use.
It’s Sept. 9-11, 2015 at the Rio in Las Vegas. You can register here.
I can’t wait to be in the desert surrounded by drones! And even if you aren’t into drones (like Drone Girl’s boyfriend) you can always just go to the Rio’s Penn & Teller magic show. I’ll be there too!
You have been asking for it, and it’s finally here. DRONE GIRL SWAG!
Perfect for you, your spouse, your neighbors, and of course, the little drone girls in your life!
What better way to get little girls (and everyone for that matter?!) flying then with a t-shirt of the adorable Drone Girl herself?
The shop includes tees for the whole family (including maternity tees), onesies for the babies, watches and even aprons!
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