Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.
Meet the Legends
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Leading Women in Tech
Angie Jones is a Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 20 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world and leading tech workshops for young girls through Black Girls Code.
Elise Xu is a product manager for Facebook’s augmented reality camera. Her team builds the tools for creators to target and distribute their AR experiences to audiences across Facebook. She has also worked at Facebook on video ranking and recommendations in News Feed, as well as developing new advertising solutions in the auto and financial services industries. Elise recently moved to London after living in San Francisco for five years. When not pondering the next AR product idea, she loves cooking for friends and writing fiction and poetry.
Brenda is a major figure in the area of game design and is famous for her work on the role-playing series Wizardry, as well as Def Jam: Icon, Playboy: The Mansion, and Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes. She is the Course Director for the University of Limerick and Managing Director and Co-Founder of Romero Games Ltd., a game studio focused on fun.
Eileen Uchitelle is a Senior Systems Engineer on the Platform Systems Team at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core team. She's an avid contributor to open source focusing on the Ruby on Rails framework. Eileen is passionate about security, performance, and making open source communities more sustainable and welcoming.
Amanda Cavallaro is a software developer, passionate about Cloud technologies, Human Computer Interactions and Chatbots. She works at resolver.co.uk and is a Women Techmakers Lead and Community Organiser at Google Developer Group Cloud London. You can speak to her in Portuguese, English, Italian and a little of Japanese. More info on her personal website: amanda.ml/index.html
Katerina is a front-end developer at Upstream. In her free time she is all web, speaking at conferences (AngularConnect, ngVikings) and co-organizing the AngularAthens meetup. She likes to mix and match web technologies. Before diving into web development, she studied Architectural Engineering and Spatial Analysis at UCL. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development. So much that she does not understand the distinction between work and life sometimes. Or so her friends say. She lives with her Maine Coon in Athens, Greece.
Mars Jullian is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix working on the Acquisitions UI team. As part of the AUI team, she works to constantly improve the nonmember and account signup experience. Mars became a UI Engineer since it lies at the intersection between design and problem-solving. She is passionate about UX that is born out of the empathy for the user and writing extensible code. In her spare time, Mars is a panelist on the Frontend Happy Hour podcast and plays in the San Francisco league of the American Poolplayers Association.
Started my career in the music industry, managing two music venues, for approximately 7 years. In that time, I launched a handmade market in my town, drawing 1000+ for one off events. I moved into community management in 2012, launching Blackbaud's 1st customer community. I moved from Blackbaud to Alfresco in 2016, and relaunched their developer community space. I just finished DevCon, our developer conference, which had been on hiatus since 2012.
Madeline McQueen is an outstanding Speaker, Host and Coach who has the ability to empower and encourage her audiences to be their very best. Madeline helps others to gain clarity on their business and professional direction, build confidence and value from within and to be empowered to step up into their leadership potential. As a speaker her straight-forward, no-nonsense speaking style is seasoned with vivacity, humour and humility as she takes her audiences on a journey that seeks to challenge them to look at where they are, where they are going and how they are going to get there through courage and wonder. As a host her authentic, engaging style is seasoned with the same as she ensures that event is seamless and engaging whilst keeping audiences in their seats. Madeline is an inspiring Performance Coach who works with leaders and emerging leaders to help them build their confidence and strategic thinking so that they can access their greatness and soar to even greater heights of professional success. Her process of uncovering such greatness allows her clients to gain greater clarity, approach their work with more certainty and gravitas amongst their peers and generally be more empowered. Madeline has worked with Prezi, Ericsson, Investec, Grey London, Sopra Steria, UCL, Gibbs S3, Royal Holloway University, Virgin Management to name a few.
Lotte Larsen is co-founder of mindberry. She helps businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.
Nina Bordet is co-founder of mindberry. She helps businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.
Ana Cidre is a frontend developer currently starting up a software development agency (codestrand). She is not your usual software developer, as she has a degree in Fine Arts and a Master in International Business Economics and Management. She has been named Women Techmaker Lead by Google, is the founder of “GalsTech”, a local group for women in tech in Galicia (Spain), and an organiser of the GDG Vigo chapter.
For the past 15 years, Sherry has worked with a variety of web technologies and is currently focused on Angular. She lives in beautiful Copenhagen, where she works as a front-end lead developer at Nordea bank. Apart from her everyday job, she is a co-organizer of the ngVikings conference, as well as some Meetups groups, such as ngCopenhagen and GDG Copenhagen. She loves animals and supports various non-profit animal protection organizations.
Catalina is the the City AI Ambassador for London where she works closely with AI practitioners, researchers, startups and professionals - on democratising access to adequate and correct information about applications of Artificial Intelligence. She was also designated a Women in AI ambassador for London, helping women in robotics, computer science, data science and AI share their work, insights in achievements with a larger audience. She is committed to shaping the future of Ethical Standards in AI, and is part of several Ethics in Action working groups in IEEE. Her work is focused on helping technologists understand how to apply ethical and user-adoption principles, instead of rushing into deploying AI experiments prematurely into the market.
Tessa Mero is a Developer Evangelist for Cisco DevNet. She spends her extra time running meetups and conferences involving the PHP and API community. In the past, she has contributed to a leadership team for the Joomla! Project for from 2012 to 2017. She also is an avid career mentor and has helped countless developers become successful. On her free time, she likes to play video games, learn about Crypto/Blockchain, learn about UE4, and cooking/eating Korean food.
Katy Anton is a security professional with a background in software development. An international public speaker, she enjoys speaking about secure coding and how to secure software applications. In her previous roles she led software development teams and implemented security best practices in software development life cycle. As part of her work she got involved in OWASP Top Ten Proactive Controls project where she joined as project co-leader. In her current role as Principal Application Security Consultant at CA Technologies | Veracode, Katy works with security teams and software developers around the world and helps them secure their software.
Hi! Working as a software engineer is something I love. It's not just the coding but also being involved in the entire process that let us build smart software. Finding ideas, working on different concepts and providing functioning code are just a few aspects that keep my job so engaging. However, pretty often I ask myself "How can I produce code that is not just readable but also understandable?”
I’ve been working as a software engineer for three years now. My passion lies in front-end development as well as the process behind software development. Over the years, I've been involved with various projects that needed an update, where the legacy code was required to be enhanced and even on current projects that were starting off from scratch. All of these had one thing in common: the code was very difficult to read. This was not because the code was ugly but mostly due to a lack of structuring and naming. Thus, I was thinking about a concept to solve this issue and finding ways on how to develop an easier to understand code. As a result, I've been starting to think about storytelling in software development and that software in itself can be considered a “story”.
Srushtika Neelakantam is a realtime fangirl who's currently spreading a word about this technology as a Dev Advocate for Ably Realtime. She is a co-author of “Learning Web-Based Virtual Reality” published by Apress. She is also a regular international speaker, apart from being a longtime volunteer and techspeaker at the Mozilla Foundation.
Front-End Developer at @YLDio, open sorcerer, maker of useless modules, Blogger, Drummer and horror movie fan girl.
Tereza Iofciu is working in the Data Science team at mytaxi in Hamburg, focusing on demand prediction. During her PhD time at L3S research institute in Hanover, she focused on user modeling, tag analysis and entity search. After the academic life she switched to industry, starting with working for the Data Science team at XING. Before mytaxi she took a year off and spent it getting creative with all sorts of art projects involving dinosaurs and co, under the name tiyepyep.
Lori is a Ruby, Rails, and RubyMotion developer of many years experience. She has written an iPhone app (WIMBY - http://wimby.ca) in RubyMotion, a book based on her experiences with Core Data while creating WIMBY (Core Data in Motion - http://coredatainmotion), and has spoken at RubyMotion #inspect. She has also taught the well-received Ruby on Rails for Real Developers workshop series at conferences around the world.
Amela is a senior QA engineer and a team lead at Comtrade Digital Services with more than 10 years of professional experience in software development industry and proficiency in test automation. She is also certified Scrum master and a true Agile believer. She is an active member of Comtrade's testing community and one of the organizers of ShareIT Sarajevo Meetups. She feels passionate about sharing knowledge, and that is the reason she is engaged in the local community and speaks at international conferences whenever there is a chance for that.
Jina is a consultant, community builder, and advocate focused on design systems. She organizes Clarity, the first Design Systems conference. She founded the San Francisco Design Systems Coalition (which now has chapters in New York and London). She created and moderates the Design Systems Slack and the Design Systems publication on Medium. She maintains the design and website for Sass. She organizes The Mixin (a Sass and front end meet up). She also curates Sass News. She co-wrote Fancy Form Design and The Art & Science of CSS. She was a tech editor for Sass for Web Designers (by Dan Cederholm) and Sexy Web Design (by Elliot Jay Stocks). She has written articles for publications including A List Apart, 24 Ways, The Pastry Box, Sitepoint, net Magazine, and Treehouse. She has spoken at many conferences including Adobe MAX, An Event Apart, and Beyond Tellerand. At Salesforce, Jina was lead designer on the Lightning Design System. Previously, she has worked at companies including Apple, GitHub, Engine Yard, Crush + Lovely, inferno, Oden, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Through agencies and consulting has worked on projects including W3C WAI, Mass.gov, Deloitte, and FedEx. She has been said to be one of the most cheerful goths.
Hi I'm Una (pronounced like unicorn). I'm a front-end developer who loves to travel, listen to audiobooks, and do brush lettering. But you're probably here for some tech shenanigans. That's cool, I do those too. I co-host a podcast about tech tools calledToolsday, write code for a living on the Cloud Platform Team within IBM Design, and speak about CSS/Sass, web performance, Open Source, and experiments in visual development. I've started two Sass Meetups and promote designers in Open Source as a core member of the Open Design Foundation. Don't hesitate to reach out! From: https://una.im/about/#?
CTO founder with 20+ years of professional software development, 3D AR experiments since 2002, building apps for emerging devices since 2009. I. Yosun is a creative hacker – a software developer and entrepreneur who specializes in 3D augmented reality, virtual reality, and rapidly prototyping “cool hacks” involving emerging technologies.
Ellen Shapiro is an iOS and Android developer from the US currently living in the Netherlands. She works with the Amsterdam office of Bakken & Bæck building mobile apps for all sorts of clients. She also is a longtime member of the RayWenderlich.com tutorial team, writing and editing tutorials and books about iOS and Android. On the side, she works on Hum, a leading songwriting app for iOS. In the time she has left, she enjoys traveling, cycling, hanging out with her girlfriend, and relentlessly Instagramming their cats.
Flavia Sequeira is an experienced speaker, who brings in creativity and originality on a broad range of topics. She is not shy of large and small audiences. She is a software engineer turned architect turned designer turned good thinker, and currently calls herself an API Thinker. She loves technology that makes a difference in society, business and organizations. She has been involved with APIs at ING bank from its inception days and has participated in this journey as a trainer, designer and developer. In her current role, she shapes API Thinking at ING. She truly believes that mixing people from different backgrounds is what creates progress. And loves her coffee black, in single shots.
Urvika is a bachelor's in CS student who started her contribution towards open source projects through Outreachy programme, where she worked under Debian Organization. Outreachy is a programme which aims at uplifting participation of underrepresented sections in open source projects. She is now interning at Intel and also mentoring for GSoC 2018 with Debian.
Diana represents a connection between technology and community. Despite her young age, she has managed to earn experience in event management as a Google Developer Group Organizer and in Marketing & PR. Currently, she studies computer science and runs a startup, where she develops its product as a junior developer. Her dream is a diverse environment in technology. As a Developer Advocate at #WAD, she feels she can have a positive impact on diversity.
Juni is a thought citizen in the DevSecOps space. Her work is showcased at https://continuity.world/gallery. She has functioned as a developer advocate, engineer, architect and product owner in Silicon Valley, and is an author with a couple of books to her name. She interacts with the community on Quora and has published articles on DZone andTechBeacon. Some of the conferences she has spoken at are Jenkins World, AllDayDevOps, DevNet Create, PrairieDevCon (PrDC) and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). She also participates as a panelist in Continuous Discussions (C9D9).
Kristina Fox is an iOS Software Engineer at Intuit. She regularly writes tutorials and technical commentary on iOS and watchOS development on her website kristina.io. As an international speaker, she has presented on topics ranging from Apple Watch development to using technical writing to advance engineering skills. Her past speaking events include talks at AltConf, try! Swift NYC, iOSDevUK and many more. Kristina's main goal in life is to consume as much avocado toast as she can. In her spare time, she also enjoys watching cat videos and Twittering.