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Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning library of electronics dubbed "LEGOs for the iPad generation." Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist, and one of the leaders of the open source hardware movement. Bdeir's career and education have centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, a TED Senior Fellow, and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab. Recently Bdeir has been named no. 33 on FastCompany's Most Creative People in Business for 2013 and littleBits has been named as one of CNN's top 10 Emerging Startups to watch. Originally from Lebanon and Canada, Ayah now lives in New York City.