Christine Penn describes herself as a “parent, trans woman, competitive cyclist, aspiring writer, dog lover, advocate, volunteer, website developer, and professional who works as a software engineer for a Fortune 100 company, Honeywell.”
Although Christine has worked for Honeywell for 26 years and as an engineer for 22, she actually does not hold a formal engineering degree: she began in the engineering major but graduated with a degree in business. “The engineering mindset has never left,” she says, and it hasn’t stopped her from having an impressive career: she holds four patents in a variety of topics, including networking, status/display, and intelligent information tracking.
Currently, Christine works as a software developer within Honeywell Process Solutions, on the Experion PKS and other related product lines. At the moment, she is developing a new approach to control systems called the HIVE, with a focus on firewall protections, wall to wall quality of service, and virtualization configurations.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.