We’re Celebrating our Adafruit Team this #LaborDay – Kelly from Community, Support, and Publishing
Kelly is on our Community, Support, and Publishing team – you’ve probably seen her posts on the blog or emailed with her for customer support!
I’ve been on the Community, Support, and Publishing Team for nearly two years and couldn’t be happier to be a part of Adafruit.
My role here at Adafruit is to assist customers with their orders, contribute to the Adafruit Blog and Learn System, and promote Adafruit and our Community on Social Media. Watching our Community grow over the last two years has been incredibly awesome! It feels good to be a part of something so dynamic.
My favorite part about working at Adafruit, specifically on my team, is the positive attitude everyone has here. I think in some work environments the phrase Thank You is often underused or undervalued. That’s never the case at Adafruit. Knowing people value your work and your contribution to the team and company as a whole, for me, goes a long way.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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