Tag Archive: Arduino

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    by Angie Chang

    Record Number of Women Give Tech Talks at PyCon 2013

    PyCon is more than where Donglegate began. This year, PyCon boasted a record number of talks delivered by women. As always, they provided a generous financial aid program promoted by many diversity-minded groups.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    An inclusive developer conference in March for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language, PyCon 2013 was home to free workshops for children 7+ to learn Python from Katie Cunningham and Barbara Shaurette, a feminist hacker lounge hosted by the Ada Initiative, a huge PyLadies lunch and many booths in the expo area for the groups like PyLadies and CodeChix. These booths were not exclusive – in the span of half an hour, I watched several men purchase PyLadies shirts and get more information about the initiative.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Women With Solid Technical Chops – And Own It

    For a thorough list of technical women founding companies (CTOs, CEOs, VPs of engineering and more), check out this list.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Of the five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine’s ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR award, there is a female founder – Limor Fried.

    The MIT-educated electrical engineer (pictured) started electronics hobbyist company Adafruit Industries to distribute DIY electronics toys like littleBits and Arduino items. Vote for her for “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the eponymous magazine – go on, go do it!

    It’s been pointed out on Twitter that the recent Mashable list of 44 female founders includes hardly any technical

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    by Angie Chang

    Invention And She’s Geeky 2012

    By Anna Billstrom (Developer, Momentus Media)

    I really want to find this picture of my great-grandfather standing in front of his car, that has a license plate with a big circle cut out of the center. He’s showing off his invention. A way of keeping your car from being stolen. You take the center of the license out with you when you leave the car. Ta-da.

    Inventing things is so much fun! OK blog post is done.

    Alright, more background: She’s Geeky is an “unconference” that is, a loosely self-organized conference based on

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    by Angie Chang

    Open Source Yumminess: DIY Sous Vide Arduino-Based Kits from Lisa Qiu of Lower East Kitchen

    By Lisa Qiu (Co-Founder & CEO, Lower East Kitchen)

    When I was little, my parents were obsessed that I “develop good habits.” It was as if I was a little bonzai tree that needed constant pruning and a calculated amount of water and sunshine. Were I to go astray just a little would mean the destruction of my entire form.

    This was actually beneficial to me because during my prerequisite adolescent rebellion phase I turned against it all. Ambiguous work environments where I switched up what I’m doing everyday became my favorite kind of atmosphere.