Rita is a freelance web developer and is currently an instructor with CodeWizardsHQ, a Texas-based company that provides online computer programming courses for late elementary to high school students nationwide.
Rita discovered GDI when she moved to Los Angeles. After participating in monthly meetups and mentorship nights, she instructed her own Introduction to Ruby course. Once she returned to the Richmond area and saw the growth of the city's tech community, she immediately thought about GDI and how it would provide women of non-technical backgrounds in the area an opportunity to join this growing community. When Rita isn’t coding away, you can find her traveling across the country looking for her next hiking adventure or exploring the city with her two daughters.
Sarah is a multi-faced operations consultant. She run her own full-time business, specializing in coaching, administration, project management, budgeting, data analysis, social media marketing, and content creation. She is passionate about working with businesses and nonprofits, and believes in helping business owners work smarter, not harder. Sometimes you'll see her bring her kids along to work events, exposing them to the enriching world of entrepreneurship. When Sarah isn't working away, she loves getting involved and giving back to her community and is excited to bring her digital skills to diversify the classes we offer.