Erin M. Kidwell
Erin has spent the past 10+ years as a technologist. In addition to being a back-end programmer, she's also managed businesses and non-profits supporting diversity, transparency, and innovation. .
She currently co-leads the GDI NYC chapter and is also the Campus Director of Dev Bootcamp NYC, combining her personal and professional efforts to make technology education accessible to anyone with a desire to learn.
Aurelia is a librarian and developer in NYC. In addition leading NYC's GDI chapter, she teaches metadata and data visualization courses, and develops open source mapping software and data-journo curriculum at CartoDB. In her free time, she contributes to art && code community programs and participates in piles of hackathons for open data and open source programs. Full-stack from data munging to code monkeying, she's happy to geek for social good where possible.
Sam Provenza is a UI designer and CSS enthusiast based in Brooklyn, NY. Her current role is at Hook & Loop in New York City where she shares her passion for new web technologies and perfecting the user experience. She loves being involved with Girl Develop It because it gives her the opportunity to help other women on their coding journey. When she's not glued to her computer, Sam enjoys Pinterest projects and being a cat mom.
Corey Nilan worked as a speech-language pathologist for 8 years before figuring out that she'd rather be a web developer, and she's never looked back. She attended Dev Bootcamp in 2014 and is currently a Software Engineer at Refinery29. Corey teaches with Girl Develop It and mentors at Dev Bootcamp, and one of her favorite things is helping students get to that "Aha!" moment of understanding a new concept.
Michael Angelo DeCarlo
Michael Angelo has a passion for marrying artistic creativity and intellect, which took him from a career in performing opera to Frontend Web Development at Time, Inc. As a developer he enjoys fusing those skills to create unique experiences. He believes that understanding where to focus, what the proper tool for the job is, attention to detail, and simplistic and clean UI is often the key to a great product.
Brenda is a front-end developer and designer based in New York City, which has been her home for 10 years. She was born and raised in the Silicon Valley and has also lived in London and Italy, but she currently codes for the Thoughtbot and teaches women how to code for GDI.