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Pam Selle

Pam Selle

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 Levesque

Tracy Levesque

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.

Catherine Farman

Catherine Farman

Catherine Farman has been building websites for over half her life, starting with HTML cobbled together on Geocities. Cat is currently a Technology & Innovation Fellow and Front End Developer for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she builds standards-based websites using HTML, CSS and Javascript to help protect consumers in the financial marketplace. Cat teaches responsive web design, Javascript, and Sass courses for Girl Develop It. When she's not at a computer she likes to sew and watch soccer.

Jessica Victor

Jessica Victor

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.