Angelique got involved in Girl Develop It because she loves sharing the thrill of clean, effective code and is motivated by the idea of changing the ratio in the tech community. She lives in Baltimore and splits her time between that city and Detroit, where she is a senior front-end developer for Detroit Trading. She geeks out about responsive web design, Sass and the command line.
In addition to Baltimore's tech and startup scene, Angelique is also involved in the city's cultural, nonprofit and DIY organizations, supporting the Creative Alliance and volunteering with the Maryland Film Festival. When she's not crafting code, she enjoys playing Euro-style board games, reading comic books, hiking, making messes with paint, knitting and spinning. She is also really into sharks.
As founder of the Baltimore and DC chapters of Girl Develop It Misty is dedicated to the mission of bringing more women and girls into the world of technology. She is also a founding member of DCFemTech, a collective of leaders in the WIT community in the DC region. Misty is committed to not only bridging the gender gap and creating an industry that welcomes diversity but to creating a culture of giving back and using technology to accomplish missions focused on social good. She believes wholeheartedly in knowledge sharing and collaborating with communities and organizations working toward the same goal.
In addition to her WIT work, Misty also runs coding clubs, including mentoring a Technovation Challenge team, and volunteers with STEM middle school programs.
Aside from spreading geek culture as far and wide as she can, Misty spends a ridiculous amount of time reading, hiking, baking, drinking coffee, and thinking about building up the motivation to really learn to play her bass.