I met Larissa Swanland in Rome at this year’s Open Hardware Summit. Larissa is Marketing and Academic Manager at Digilent in Pullman Washington. She manages educational initiatives around FPGA boards like the Basys3. From her bio on LinkedIn:
I believe that the best marketing is teaching, the best endorsements come from user generated content and the best way to start is by getting the most of what products already exist.
In particular, I am passionate about technology.
I want to make technology accessible to all levels of users, no matter what level of experience, position in a company or exposure– I want everyone to know not only the technology that runs their every-day lives, but also how it works. If you want to see this passion come through… just ask me why I have a marketing mission to eradicate the use of the word “Magic” as a description for electronics.
October 14th is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas”. We will also be referencing women from history that have made impacts in science and math. Please promote and share #ALD14 with your friends and family so we can promote and share with all of the world wide web!
Today everything in the Adafruit store is 10% off, just use the code ALD14 on checkout! Today’s the perfect day to spark the imagination of a future “Ada” with a gift from the Adafruit store!