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Kwame Amoako-Poku

Application Engineer

Kwame Amoako-Poku’s parents immigrated to the US from Ghana, but he grew up in New Jersey and worked in Connecticut for four years before moving to the Bay Area. He graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a BS Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. Kwame was an application engineer for Emerson Network Power and Acuity Brands, where he was a sensor switch application engineer. Kwame also worked for the Geek Squad for seven years--bootcamp for learning infinite patience and problem resolution. Kwame plays soccer, competitive kickball, hikes and skateboards, but he never strays far from his tech background—he loves fixing computers and fooling around with Arduino the open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs--light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message--and turn it into an output, activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online, etc. The results? Right now Kwame is learning a lot more about automated wireless lighting controls and smart lighting, but who knows what he has in mind.

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