But here’s something you didn’t know about its upcoming robotics competition, kicking off Saturday, Jan. 7 at Columbia University in New York: the keynote speaker will be Philly-based technologist Jumoke Dada.
I'm excited to kickoff the new year as the keynote speaker for the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff at Columbia… https://t.co/oy5TzK2Ltq
— Jumoke Dada (@jumokedada) December 29, 2016
“I’m excited because I grew up in New York,” Dada told Technical.ly. “I look forward to going back to speak to youth about decision-making and my career path in technology.”
Dada, founder of Project ALOE, has spoken before about being a woman in tech and the perils of “hiring for culture.” Most recently, she had a chance to take her Techies Who Brunch meetup series across the pond to London.