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2014 Invited Speakers Nominations

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Limor Fried, Jeri Ellsworth is an American entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer. She is best known for creating a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick, in 2004, called C64 Direct-to-TV
==Limor Fried==
'In 2003, Fried earned her BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from MIT. She stayed on, and earned a Master of Engineering in EECS in 2005. She is the founder of Adafruit Industries, as well as the engineer behind the electronic kits sold by the company.
In 2009, she was awarded the Pioneer Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for her participation in the open source hardware and software community.
In 2005 Fried began New York-based Adafruit Industries after receiving her master's degree at MIT.
In 2011, Fried was awarded the Most Influential Women in Technology award by Fast Company magazine.
Entrepreneur magazine named Fried "Entrepreneur of the Year" in its January 2013 issue. In 2012 Limor was the only female finalist against 14 other male finalist entrepreneurs. Also in 2012, Fried became the first female engineer featured on the cover of Wired. [3] In an interview with CNET, Fried said, "If there's one thing I'd like to see from this, it would be for some kids say to themselves "I could do that" and start the journey to becoming an engineer and entrepreneur."'
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