Well howdy. I’m Molly (Rae), newly minted COO for Adafruit. I’m just starting to get my hands dirty with DIY electronics and am super excited to be working with the smartest, most enthusiastic do-ers I’ve ever met.
I’m coming at Adafruit from a building angle, so I’m here learning the basics along with a lot of you. I’m a building systems nerd, and HVAC systems are a little harder to generate from my teeny-tiny Brooklyn apartment. Besides buildings, I’m a night photography enthusiast. Here’s a 30-second exposure shot I took from when lower Manhattan was shot into the dark ages. It looks deceptively light…actually the only sources are from passing cars on the Bowery and candlelight from the restaurant to the left. The hurricane and blackout makes me especially excited (and grateful) to work at Adafruit where we have cell phone charge and internet come hell or high water (of course, if the entire grid collapses there will be trouble even for us…)
I also love open ocean swimming, so if any of you can come with a sonographic, waterproof compass that alerts me when I’m swimming off course, I would greatly appreciate it! Here’s me after hiking up an active volcano in the temperate rainforests of South America (near Pucon, Chile, to be specific):
I will be managing a lot of operations and behind-the-scenes stuff at Adafruit but expect to see me popping in and out of the blog from time to time!