[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au 2021 - Keynote Announcement: Limor "Ladyada" Fried

Joel Addison joel at lca2021.linux.org.au
Thu Dec 3 10:01:30 AEDT 2020

We're delighted to announce that Limor "Ladyada" Fried, electrical 
engineer and founder of Adafruit, will be one of our keynote speakers at 
linux.conf.au 2021. The conference is taking place online, worldwide, 
from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 January 2021.

In her keynote, Limor will discuss how Python is snaking its way into 
hardware, Linux single board computers and more.

Tickets are now available at linux.conf.au so jump on and grab yours to 
hear what Limor has to say.

About Limor "Ladyada" Fried

MIT engineer Limor Fried founded Adafruit in 2005. Her goal was to 
create the best place online for learning electronics and to make the 
best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels.

In the last 10 years, Adafruit has grown to over 100+ employees in the 
heart of New York City. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include 
tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, 
and approves before going into the Adafruit store.

Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine, 
awarded Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, and was on the 
cover of Make: Vol. 57. She was a founding member of the New York City 
Industrial Business Advisory Council. Limor was named a White House 
Champion of Change in 2016. In 2018 she became one of "America's Top 50 
Women in Tech" by Forbes Magazine.

Adafruit is ranked #11 in the top 20 USA manufacturing companies and #1 
in New York City by Inc. 5000 "fastest growing private companies."

During the COVID-19 outbreak Adafruit Industries has been operating as 
an essential service and manufacturing business making PPE and medical 
device components.

In 2020 Limor was appointed to the Small Business Sector Advisory 
Council by the City of New York to help restart the NYC economy post 
COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to welcoming Limor to linux.conf.au 2021.

But wait... there's more!

We are pleased to announce that our schedule 
(https://linux.conf.au/schedule/) has been released!
Wow what a wonderful list of speakers joining us for LCA2021.
Also make sure you lock in your ticket ASAP to be able to get a Swag 
Badge (https://linux.conf.au/attend/swag-badge/).
There are limited numbers left :)

About linux.conf.au

Australasia's grassroots Free and Open Source technologies conference, 
linux.conf.au, will be held online, worldwide, from Saturday 23 to 
Monday 25 January 2021.
Running since 1999, linux.conf.au is the largest linux and open source 
conference in the Asia-Pacific region.
The conference provides deeply technical presentations from industry 
leaders and experts on a wide array of subjects relating to open source 
projects, data and open government and community engagement.

How to get tickets?

Jump onto linux.conf.au to grab your ticket via your dashboard at 

If you need help convincing your employer to let you attend 
linux.conf.au 2021, we have a page to assist.
Check out our why should your employees attend 
(https://linux.conf.au/attend/why-should-employees-attend/) page, and 
share it with your manager.

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