Cara Jo is a Boulder transplant by way of Detroit, where she helped start the Girl Develop It's Detroit chapter. She coded her first website back in 1996, which was a gallery for her Pokemon drawings. After moving to Detroit, she moved beyond HTML/CSS to PHP and while simultaneous becoming obsessed with WordPress. After five years of urban living in Detroit, Cara Jo decided mountain living was for her. She'd heard the tech and startup scenes in Boulder were great and decided to take the plunge out west. She now wrangles pixels and writes code as the Lead Designer for Simple Energy. Getting more women involved in tech has always been one of Cara Jo's passions, and that's what she brings to Boulder.
In addition to being Boulder's Co-Leader, Cara Jo teaches Introduction & Intermediate HTML/CSS classes, & various workshops.
Kate is a software developer who has been writing code for over a decade. She caught the coding bug in high school making websites for fun and hasn't stopped since. After making it formal by studying Computer Science & Mathematics at Dickinson College, Kate is now a professional developer who has worked at various start-ups in Washington D.C. and Boulder, CO. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog and cycling.
Rachel is a web developer who's been building things on the internet since 2003. Currently employed by Etsy, she's also worked at Meetup.com, the New York Times, and a few startups that didn't start. She moved to Boulder in 2011 and spends her spare time skiing, climbing and generally hanging out in the mountains
Amanda Russell is a tech Jill-of-all-trades with a passion for design. She loves colors, fonts and playing with the border-radius property. Amanda moved from Washington D.C. to Denver in April 2013 to explore the wild west and is loving the mile-high life.
Amanda TAs our HTML/CSS classes.