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October 15, 2013 AT 2:00 pm

Leslie Birch #ALD13 @findingada

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Leslie Birch is a maker/doer/overall fireball of energy out of Philly, PA. Fittingly for Lady Ada Lovelace Day, she’s involved in the Ada Initiative, which supports women in tech. She competed in the Get Closer Wearables challenge with Element14 with a light-up LED umbrella and is a member of the Hive76 hackerspace. Her enthusiasm for wearables is contagious, which we could tell immediately when we met her at the Open Hardware Summit, where she practically radiated rays of (Flora-generated) light. Check out her LED light up umbrella in the video below:



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