Ladyada, aka Limor Fried, founder and CEO of Adafruit had the opportunity to ask the President of the United States some questions. She inquired about patents, how the president’s girls were doing in science and technology and asked: should we teach programming in schools?
A Google+ hangout with the president is a modern version of the Roosevelt fireside chats of the 1930s. In this case five people got the chance to put questions to President Obama and one of them was Limor Fried, the well known entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of technical education.
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