Ada Lovelace Day was founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson. Suw is a social technologist, journalist and writer who got fed up the tech industry’s continual excuses regarding the lack of women speakers at conferences and decided to do something about it. Suw’s first FindingAda.com blog post which explains where the idea for ALD came from. You can also find out more about Suw on her professional blog, Strange Attractor, and her personal blog, Chocolate and Vodka. She is @Suw on Twitter.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.