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Chapter Leaders


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 Moser

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.


The Instructors


Bethany Macri

Bethany Macri is a Software Engineer on Etsy's Core Platform team. Bethany studied Literature in college, then discovered programming and never turned back. She attended Hacker School in Summer 2012. Bethany loves teaching others how to program and feels confident in everyone's ability to learn how to code. She tweets @BethanyMacri.


Leo Newball

Hi, I'm Leo Newball, Jr; and I believe in three things: Development, Design, and Data. I believe in the power of Web Development, and any solution can be conquered using a breadth of web-based tools and technology. I believe in the power of great Web Design, believing that both the code and the presentation can be well-organized, presented, and provide amazing experiences. I believe in the power of asking questions, performing Data Research, analyzing the results, and presenting them in ways best disseminated for public use.


Sarah White

Sarah has been working with Photoshop for over 10 years. From retouching beauty shots for fashion companies to creating quirky photo illustrations for Scholastic Magazines, she has learned there is almost nothing you can't do with this powerful program, and she teaches as part of the Design for the Web series at GDI NYC.


Brenda Storer

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 Levo League, and teaches women how to code for GDI.