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The Leaders

Erin M. Kidwell

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 a Thoughtworker, combining her personal and professional efforts to utilize technology as a tool for social change.

Aurelia Moser

Aurelia Moser

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

Sam Provenza

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.

Natasha Dykes

Natasha Dykes

Natasha Dykes is an Automation Engineer where she actively tries to 'break' features before they go to production at 1stdibs. She loves GDI because it’s great way to expand your knowledge, it allows you to be both a teacher and a student, while you may think you have a good handle on the subject you’ll always get a question that makes you look at it from a different perspective. In her spare time she enjoys learning new technologies and best practices, typically through building projects. In her time away from the screen, you can usually find her exploring a different part of Queens/Brooklyn or reading.

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The Instructors

Shea Molloy

Shea Molloy

Shea is a designer, researcher and developer at the creative agency rayogram, located in Tribecca. In between tweeting about digital civil rights and working on hackathon projects, she's usually running, dancing, biking, or boarding.

Julie Yaunches

Julie Yaunches

iOS engineer specializing in connected hardware. Passionate about women loving engineering.

Michael Angelo DeCarlo

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.

Amy Durcan

Amy Durcan

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

Tamar Nachmany

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.

Bethany Macri

Bethany Macri

Bethany Macri is a Software Engineer at Etsy. After studying Literature in college, she taught herself how to code and never turned back. In her time away from the screen, she likes backpacking, paddle boarding and climbing.

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The Volunteers

Brenda Storer

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 Thoughtbot and teaches women how to code for GDI.

Corey Nilan

Corey Nilan

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 volunteers 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.

Nicole McCabe

Nicole McCabe

Nicole is a writer/researcher turned developer based in Brooklyn. When she's not coding at 8th Light NYC, she's planning her next adventure, making music, and over-analyzing Westerosi history.