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The Leaders

Shayna Diamond

Shayna Diamond

Shayna is currently a Full Stack WordPress Developer with Scitent eLearning. Previously, she built on her background in jewelry design as a freelance developer focusing on dynamic sites for small business and artists. She excels at combining form and function, beauty and practicality. Shayna earned her Bachelors of Science in Website Development and Interactive Communication from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is an active member of the WordPress community, participating in a regional and national WordCamps and on support forums. When not at the computer, Shayna can be found at her jeweler’s bench or in the field collecting rocks and minerals.

Elise Kain

Elise Kain

Elise is a Web Developer at IO Education, an ed-tech company that does data aggregation and visualization for K-12 schools. She writes primarily JavaScript, HTML, CSS & SQL for a Node.js web application. Elise also develops WordPress websites. Three years ago, it was a Girl Develop It course that prompted her career-change into software development. Previously, she was a golf tournament rules official, and can tell you way too much about the terms "abnormal ground conditions", "ball in play" and "casual water".

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The Organizers

Ann Lewis

Ann Lewis

Ann Lewis is the CTO of MoveOn.org and the founder of the Central Virginia chapter. She is based in Staunton, VA. Ann is passionate about progressive political campaigning, and believes everyone should have access to education and information about careers in technology. Ann graduated from Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science in 2003 and over the last decade has worked as a software engineer at Amazon.com, a handful of startup companies, and Rosetta Stone. When she's not coding or teaching other people how to code, she enjoys hiking the numerous trails of the beautiful shenandoah valley, travelling, and painting.

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The Instructors

Stephanie Cure

Stephanie Cure

Stephanie is a Software Engineer at WillowTree Inc, a company that designs mobile and web apps for the world's leading brands.

Three years ago, she began a career as a project manager in the tech world. It didn't take her long to realize she wanted to be part of the solution as a software engineer, designing and building applications that would solve the problems at hand. That's why, a year ago, she decided to join Girl Develop It, which helped her transition into a technical role as a software engineer.

She's currently a full stack software engineer specializing in JavaScript and the NERDS (Node.js, Express, React, Databases using SQL) stack.

Emily Patterson

Emily Patterson

Emily is the founder of Bee Measure and has devoted her career to helping non-profits large and small use data to create more effective outreach and digital campaigns.

Drawing on her experience at Public Broadcasting Service and Better Business Bureau, she founded Bee Measure specifically to help non-profits. She believes that data can help organizations of all sizes work smarter and do more with limited budgets.

When she’s not getting nerdy at work, Emily enjoys the outdoors, reading and sampling Charlottesville’s many breweries. Emily is also a PMI-certified Project Management Professional.

Alisha Huber

Alisha Huber

Alisha is a jill-of-all-trades Wordpress consultant and Rosetta Stone alum with experience in software development, project management, and product research and design. When she's not working on technical projects that make a positive difference in the world, you can find her directing plays for her theater company, and teaching college drama classes.

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The Volunteers

Rennie Mapp

Rennie Mapp

Rennie is a project manager at U.Va., and loves hanging out with techie women.