Colloquium: May 2, 2017

The Art of Electronics: A Tour of Adafruit Industries

Limor “Ladyada” Fried

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Pearl Young Theater


Please join us for a unique Langley Colloquium Series presentation featuring Ms. Limor “Ladyada” Fried, the Founder and Lead Engineer of Adafruit Industries. Ms. Fried will be joining us, via streaming video, for a live tour of Adafruit’s electronics design and production facility in Manhattan, New York City.

Joining Ms. Fried, here at Langley will be Daniel Morris, Director of the Peninsula Technology Incubator, who will act as a moderator and facilitate questions for Ms. Fried from the audience about such topics as open source hardware, the esthetic beauty of electronics, the importance of rapid prototyping to design and innovation, and the organizational impact of a culture that is driven by a cause.


Limor Fried holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. She started Adafruit in 2005, while still a student at MIT, and now has over 100 employees and a factory of over 50,000 square feet in the heart of NYC, where she is a founding member of the NYC Industrial Business Advisory Council. She is a passionate advocate for getting children interested in electronics, engineering, and entrepreneurship. She has been honored as the 2016 White House Champion of Change, named one of the “25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream” by Popular Mechanics in 2014, named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine, won the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for her participation in the open source hardware and software community, and is the first female engineer ever featured on the cover of WIRED Magazine.