Just a reminder that today is Ada Lovelace day, the world's first programmer, who helped Charles Babbage program his computing machines. This day celebrates women in technology and science, which has exploded due to burgeoning hacker culture and accessibility of learning materials.
I want to point out that I got my start in electronics and interest solely due to Adafruit's, of Limor Fried aka 'Lady Ada' fame, easy tutorials and use of open source software.
If you want follow along, Adafruit's blog is posting bios on various female hacker leaders:
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