Voting resources, early voting, and poll worker information - VOTE. ... Adafruit is open and shipping.
0

100 Women in Tech and Founders to follow on Twitter #WomenInSTEM

NewImage

Nice post from Allyson Kapin on Medium!

In the last 48 hours, Vice’s Motherboard and The Guardian published articles about how Elon Musk, Tim Cook, and other tech influencers barely follow any women on Twitter. Musk responded with a tweet that the Vice reporter was part of the PC police and that Musk only follows the media and reporters (who happen to be men).

It’s easy for influencers to feel snubbed by articles calling them out. But snubbing aside, the lack of diverse networks is incredibly problematic. Why? Because if you want to help solve the world’s toughest problems facing our communities nationally and globally, only listening and interacting with other influential men in your network gives you a severely limited perspective. You will only hear about how men (typically cisgender and white) view the world and their limited scope of how to solve problems. By narrowing your networks like this, you’ve filtered out so many other diverse perspectives, which would otherwise bring different and innovative ideas into your world.

I’ve witnessed how diverse networks have the power to shake up the startup world and the tech sphere. Over the past year and a half the Women Startup Challenge has introduced 1000+ diverse startup founders to a network of investors, which has led to more investments in women-led startups. But if these investors only networked with people who looked like them, they would have missed out on funding some big ideas and game changing ventures in areas like health tech, energy storage, and fintech, to name just a few.

If you want to start (or continue) listening to more diverse perspectives across Twitter, here’s a list of 100 women immersed in the worlds of tech, startups, investors, and media to get you started. There’s thousands more women that should be on this list, and I’d like to encourage you to continue adding to it. Feel free to post your name, background, and Twitter handle in the comments.

Read the list here.



Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 24,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Rub’n’buff

Electronics — Multimeter Bandwidth – AC Signal

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: CircuitPython 6 Release Candidate, new hardware & more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #ElectronicHalloween @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Matrix Portal, Solar Lawn Sprinkler and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — micro:bit version 2 Announced!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — BACK IN STOCK – Adafruit 2.9″ Grayscale eInk / ePaper Display FeatherWing – 4 Level Grayscale

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.