Aurelia is a developer in NYC currently working at the Mozilla Science Lab. In addition leading NYC's GDI chapter, she teaches metadata and data visualization courses at Parsons and SVA. Previously, she developed open source mapping software and data-journo curriculum at CartoDB, and worked in humanitarian aid non-profits like Ushahidi + Internews Kenya. 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 Product Designer and CSS enthusiast based in Brooklyn, NY. 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.
As a programmer at a social policy research organization, she trains staff using SAS for data analysis and offers technical support. Dannia is an avid participant of tech events and enjoys connecting with the vibrant community of developers in NYC.
Melanie is a front-end web developer. Prior to her career pivot, she was a fashion publicist for a top communications and strategy agency. Melanie previously TA'ed a number of GDI classes, including Intro to Ruby and Intro to HTML and CSS.
Esther Marie Jackson
Esther is the Public Services Librarian at the New York Botanical Garden. She is passionate about information, plants, and programming. She came to GDI by taking a class through Meetup.com and fell in love with the organization. Esther enjoys teaching others about coding and is interested in organizing GDI classes in the Bronx. She is also a Helper with The Carpentries and always interested in learning new languages, topics, and tools.
Shea is a designer, researcher and developer currently working at Adobe as well as the founder of an art/tech grassroots community organization called Unglitch. In between tweeting about digital civil rights and working on hackathon projects, she’s usually running, dancing, biking, or boarding.
iOS engineer specializing in connected hardware. Passionate about women loving engineering.
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 The New York Times. 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.
Grace is an engineer at WeWork working on products to help buildings run more efficiently. Before starting her career in engineering, she worked as a researcher for non-profits in NYC. She's excited to talk some Ruby with some awesome women, and share her experiences making the switch from social science to engineering.
She is a self-taught developer based in New York City. When she's not working at/attending GDI meetups, she's probably coding in Python, painting, or kickboxing.
Tamar Nachmany is a software engineer with a passion for demystifying difficult ideas, facilitating creativity, and building inspiring communities. In addition to Girl Develop it she has taught at Baltimore School for the Arts and was previously a member of Writers in Baltimore Schools.
Katie is a marketing coordinator working in the architecture industry (buildings, not software) and learning Python in her spare time. She is passionate about good design and intensely curious about technology. One day, she will stop saying “I’m not a developer” at tech meetups.