Meghan worked in education for seven years before realizing that she could actually get paid to make flow charts in a User Experience career. She immediately jumped into learning about design and front-end development and ultimately changed careers in 2016. She's now a UX Designer at Elsevier, a medical information and analytics company.
Meghan is the Events Lead Organizer for GDI Philly and is passionate about helping others feel welcome in the tech community and at Girl Develop It events. She especially enjoys helping others make career transitions into tech and often hosts Career Changer Happy Hours. When she's not at GDI events, she enjoys traveling, Netflixing, and looking for the best margaritas in town.
Pam Selle thought the Internet was basically the coolest thing ever when she was younger. She's now a professional developer/software engineer. Pam got involved with GDI because she think others should experience the fun of seeing something they made appear on the web. In her spare time, she speaks at conferences, writes, practices yoga, rides her bicycle, and is involved in many Philadelphia organizations such as Girl Geek Dinners. She blogs at TheWebivore.com.
Tracy is a co-owner of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development shop. She has been designing websites since 1996 and working with WordPress since 2006. She spends her days building custom themes for WordPress and seeing how much functionality she can add without knowing PHP. When not wrangling HTML and CSS, Tracy rides bikes, drinks coffee, eats sushi, chases her 7 year old daughter and takes pictures of abandoned buildings.
Jessica Victor made her way into the tech field in a non-traditional manner after obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She got interested in Project Management after working for a number of small Philadelphia tech start ups. As a PM, she enjoys helping projects go from a simple concept to a complete finished product on the web. Jessica also enjoys traveling, and has been lucky enough to visit 39 countries on 6 continents; some adventures include building houses for Habitat for Humanity in southern India, beating the house in a Macau casino, and sleeping in a capsule hotel in Osaka.