SnapEDA Google for Electronic Components with Natasha Baker

Judy Warner
|  Created: December 7, 2020  |  Updated: February 13, 2021
SnapEDA Google for Electronic Components with Natasha Baker

OnTrack welcomes Natasha Baker, CEO of SnapEDA. Natasha is an electrical engineer with fourteen years of experience who founded SnapEDA after seeing a need for a ‘Google of electronics components’. SnapEDA is, the world’s first electronics design search engine, currently serves more than a million professional engineers and supports the development of more than 400,000 unique hardware products every year. 

Natasha joins us to discuss the origin of SnapEDA, its free automated part builder, Instabuild, and what transparency means to engineering.

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Show Highlights:

  • Introducing Natasha Baker, CEO of SnapEDA
  • SnapEDA: an origin story 
  • What SnapEDA is and what it does
  • PCB Librarians and ‘rogue libraries’
  • Consistency and transparency: Managing IPC compliance
  • Additional benefits of using SnapEDA
  • Broader implications of SnapEDA’s platform population
  • What attracted Natasha Baker to engineering?
  • How to access the SnapEDA APIs, plugins, and tools 
  • Instabuild: an automation tool 
  • Transparency in the engineering environment
  • Meeting challenges in the absence of universal file formats
  • SnapEDA’s post-coronavirus resilience
  • Natasha on engineering trends and where it goes from here

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About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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