2020 Aspirations in Computing Virtual Award Event


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The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is excited to present the first-ever award event for ALL 2020 Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) recipients. We at NCWIT recognize what a difficult and uncertain time this is for everyone, but especially for students. Together with some help from influential professionals in tech, sponsors, and former award recipients, NCWIT is thrilled to honor our award recipients’ accomplishments and engage in inspiring conversations with the AiC Community.

Held Saturday, May 30 from 2:00 ⁠– 3:30 p.m. MDT

We heard from guest speakers and a panel of AiC Community members as part of a celebration to recognize the 2020 award recipients. 

Limor Fried Circle thumbFeaturing a Keynote Presentation by Adafruit Founder Limor Fried

Adafruit, a 100 percent woman-owned company, was founded in 2005 by MIT hacker and engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to more than 100 employees in the heart of NYC with a 50,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, and approves before going into the Adafruit store. In 2011, Limor Fried was the first female engineer to appear on the cover of Wired magazine.

Other Special Guests

How To Join

If you are a 2020 Award for AiC recipient, check your email⁠ – you received an invitation to register there. If you cannot find the email, reach out to aichelp@ncwit.org. Other guests (parents, educators, supporters, etc.) can watch via YouTube, starting at 2:00 p.m. MDT.

Follow @NCWITAIC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for event updates and highlights. Please submit any questions to: aichelp@ncwit.org.

Connect with 2020 Award Recipients on Social Media

  • Download a custom Facebook Profile Badge online.
  • Download a custom Instagram Story Frame online.
  • Share a photo and your excitement on social media by tagging: #NCWITAiC20 and #womxnintech; @ncwitaic on Twitter or Instagram.


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