When I started at Adafruit in 2012, I thought of it as a dream job, and boy howdy did it deliver! If you ask me, we built some pretty crazy-rad things together. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Adafruit team over the last four years and I will forever consider my time here a career highlight. I’m very proud of the work we’ve accomplished together, but now it’s time for me to make a change. February 2016 will be my last month as Adafruit’s Director of Wearable Electronics.
Let’s reminisce together about some Adafruit wearable electronics stats:
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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Good luck with your new adventure Becky, will be keeping an eye out for your projects. 🙂
While it makes me sad to see you leave Adafruit, I certainly wish you the best in whatever you choose to do from here. You have certainly been an inspiration to myself and countless others, and I cannot wait to see what your future holds. Stay awesome!
At the first NY Maker Faire, I had just missed your talk on the TV-B-Gone hoodie. You patiently talked through the gist of your talk in 98+ degree heat. I always remember your positive attitude and kind demeanor. You’ve achieved awesome things at Adafruit. Best of luck to you in the future!
I wish you luck in the future, you’ve done and shown off amazing work during your time at adafruit. I know you’ll do great in the next chapters! Good luck for the future.
Good luck with your future work – I’m sure it will be awesome! I think I was one of the last “Project Workshops” in your weekly show and your help was outstanding. In fact, that project is proceeding nicely and I’ll make sure I get you updates 🙂