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The Instructors

Nona Durham

Nona Durham

Nona is a well-rounded backend and front-end application developer with over 10 years experience working in the Oil & Gas industry. Having worked in a corporate environment, she’s well versed in C# and .Net technologies. She’s excited about teaching and her work with Girl Develop It Houston where she gets to spread her love and passion for coding. Nona has been married to her husband Josh for 2 years and is “mom” to 12 year old Kristy a Schnoodle and a 10 year old Kitty a black cat.

Jose Basilio

Jose Basilio

Jose Basilio has over 15 years of experience developing software for large and small companies. He is well versed in C#, JavaScript, as well as many other programming languages. Most recently, he is a full-time full-stack web developer. and very active in Houston’s software development community. He has also spoken at the Houston .NET user group. As the father of 3 girls, he is very passionate about teaching girls and women how to code.

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The Volunteers

Rebecca (Becky) Leven

Rebecca (Becky) Leven

Rebecca is an avid learner of all things technology, business, communications, and art. Rebecca is the Executive Vice President at Tendenci Software an open source platform for non-profits and associations. While an HTML enthusiast, with ambitions to play in Python, she is currently studying Accounting. Rebecca is turning to graduate school to pursue a Masters in Accounting with a research emphasis on Non-profit Organizations and international organizations. Rebecca is the organizer for Net2Houston, an organization dedicated to linking technology and social causes. She’s has also participated as a speaker at the Nonprofit Technology Conference and Open Source Conference. Rebecca flexes her creative muscles with her love of photography, drawing, and traveling.

Almonia (Mona) Cooper

Almonia (Mona) Cooper

Mona has an intense passion for branding, web design, and social media marketing. Mona is known for her warm and compassionate personality which brings out the best in those around her. Mona is part of the Girl Develop It Houston marketing team as well as a student to advance her front-end development skills. Mona enjoys spending time outdoors, do-it-yourself projects, and giving back to her community. Mona is a member of American Institute of Graphic Arts a professional association of design. Mona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Southern University A&M College.

Shelly Adelusi-Adeluyi

Shelly Adelusi-Adeluyi

Shelly Adelusi-Adeluyi is an Information Technology leader with over 18 years of technical management experience including operations, infrastructure, applications, and project management. Shelly serves as a role model in her community by leading and volunteering for opportunities that focus on uplifting women in underprivileged communities. As an African American woman in technology Shelly often observed that she was the only one at the table because of that observation Shelly is committed to ensuring to do her part to impact the diversity of the technology industry.