Last year was a huge year for women in tech but, but 2015 could be even bigger. With more and more women learning to code, an uptick in tech conferences for women, online tech communities cropping up, and more women starting companies in the tech space in general, this could be a game-changing year. Here are a few women to keep your eye on.
10. Limor Fried, Founder of Adafruit
Limor Fried is the founder of Adafruit which sells hardware kits so that anyone can make and engineer their own products. Founded in 2005, the company has over 50 employees and now provides tools, equipment, and electronics that Fried personally selects, tests, and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. Fried was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine and was recently awarded Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
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.