At Avnet, Monica Houston works on enabling machine learning on Avnet’s boards. Her current focus includes optimizing and benchmarking machine vision at the edge. An avid maker and tinkerer, Monica founded the Seattle Arduino Meetup and was employee #2 at Hackster.io. She has dabbled in a wide range of technologies, from web development to 3D printing, but she’s most captivated by artificial intelligence and machine learning. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.