May 25, 2010 AT 2:50 am

Favorite part of Maker Faire…

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Our favorite part of Maker Faire was the steady stream of parents with their daughters who had built Adafruit kits, watched “Ask an Engineer” and/or just wanted to meet “Ladyada”. Here’s a photo from Jeff that captures it nicely :)

And on that note, a parent who watches “Ask an Engineer” with their kids each week said that their daughter asked the following question after seeing Ladyada and Amanda (w0z) on a few shows…

“Are there any guy engineers? Or are they all women?”

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7 Comments

  1. Ladyada is a goddamned hero in this respect. Well done.

  2. Very cool. :)

  3. Yah left the audio on in the chat when someone came up for a photo op! That’s just sweet! I got my start when I was 14 by a former EE and I am so happy to see that you are helping shape the next gen of EE!

  4. Thanks to Ladyada for inspiring the next generation of engineers. Girl Power!

  5. Hey! Train those nextgen engineers for HP!

    Rick (from HP)

  6. To answer the question: Yes, there are a few male engineers but it’s a field predominantly filled with women. There are efforts to encourage boys to get into the field.

  7. “Ladyada is a goddamned hero in this respect. Well done.”

    So true!

    With a 10y old daughter, this kind of role model is exactly what the world needs!

    Thank you for being who you are and sharing it with the world.

    Douglas

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