Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ham Honored by White House as "Champion of Change"

Limor Fried, AC2SN (White House photo)
Limor Fried, AC2SN, the founder of Adafruit Industries, was one of ten people honored at the White House in June as "Champions of Change for Making." An MIT engineering graduate and recently-licensed Extra Class ham, Fried founded Adafruit in 2005 with a goal of creating "the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels," according to the company website. 
Honorees were selected, according to a White House statement, "for their personal passion and tireless efforts to make advances in technology … that empower even more Americans to become tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs." The Champions of Change were recognized at a White House ceremony on June 17.