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The Organizers

Jenna Cline

Jenna Cline

Jenna is a UX Researcher at Liazon and devoted cat mom. With degrees in Interactive Media Design and Graphic Design, she first became aware of the lack of women in STEM while completing her college internship. She is an advocate for women in STEM, the environment and wildlife conservation. Jenna also enjoys HIIT workouts, volunteering within her community, traveling and hiking unfamiliar places.

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The Instructors

Katie Barnum

Katie Barnum

Katie Barnum is a front-end web developer with a background in graphic design. She became interested in development when she was tasked with updating the company website at her first job and began learning HTML and CSS. Katie now works at the University at Buffalo as a web developer, specializing in WordPress. When not in front of the computer, she enjoys rowing, biking, beers, and traveling.

Katie is excited to help our community get started with coding so they can start exploring web technologies!

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

Ryan is a Python programmer and general Open Source developer, and spends his time at Red Hat working on Ansible and AWS tooling.

Jess Tornabene

Jess Tornabene

Jessica is a Principal Software Engineer who discovered her love of programming while studying Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, solving programming puzzles was just more fun than Christmas Tree circuits. Her first career opportunity out of college provided her with a wealth of experience, the majority of which focused on relational databases and SQL. She is now the lead of a team whose primary focus is on writing front end code in Angular. As part of Girl Develop It, she is so excited to share her experience and get more women involved in technology. She is the only female developer on her team and would love to see that change! Outside of work and programming, Jessica loves CrossFit, crafts, and anything outdoors.