We are very excited to announce that Rory Aronson, the FarmBot Project’s inventor and organizer has been accepted into the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship Program! The foundation advocates for and funds only open-source projects, and their team is poised to make a positive impact in the development of the FarmBot Project. Rory will be working on moving the project forward for an entire year starting in March 2014, and also have access to a project budget to purchase prototyping hardware, web services, contract work, and more.

View Rory’s application video and some words from the Shuttleworth Team about Rory below. You can also read some of Rory’s thoughts about how he got to where he is now only 8 months after graduating from college.