Leslie Birch is a tech geisha, with a love of open source hardware -- especially Arduino. She's crafted award winning wearables and currently creates projects for Adafruit and Element 14. She inspires women and youth through the MakerJawn program and the artist collective, STEAMworkPhilly. Her hackerspaces are Hive76, The Hacktory and Spanning Tree. Yes, she collects Star Wars toys. Follow her @zengirl2.