Write/Speak/Code

  • Alexis Goldstein
    Devs Write Panel

    Alexis Goldstein is an activist, programmer, teacher, and occupier. She is an instructor for Girl Develop It , a contributor at The Nation, and is completely addicted to twitter. Alexis also conducts custom technical training through her company, aut faciam. She co-authored the book HTML5 & CSS3 for The Real World by Sitepoint, and most recently wrote Learning CSS3 Animations for Pearson.

  • Anna Smith
    Women developers speaking about speaking

    Anna Smith is a data scientist at bitly in New York after being wooed away from a physics doctorate program at the University of Oregon. Her work varies from writing for the bitly blog on data questions to longer term projects to surface information for bitly products using machine learning algorithms. Recently, she has published in both Forbes and Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. In her spare time you can find her catching up on the latest celebrity gossip or creating her own GIFs.

  • Camille Acey
    Why Open Source?

    Camille Acey is a wife, a mother, a repatriated New Yorker, an ex-expat (did 3.5 years in Slovenia), and a committed advocate for free, libre, and open source software and free culture. Over the past few years, she's worked with Question Copyright.org and FLOSS Manuals Foundation, and since 2011 she's worked with the Operations and Sales teams at OpenGeo, a company that offers open source geospatial solutions to companies and agencies worlwide. Camille blogs her views on culture, race, gender, and technology at camilleacey.blogspot.com and tweets them at @kavbojka.

  • Chloe Angyal
    Foundations of Thought Leadership

    Chloe Angyal is a writer and commentator from Sydney, Australia. She is based in New York City. Chloe is an Editor at Feministing, where she blogs about gender, sex, politics, pop culture and body image. Her freelance writing has been published in The Atlantic, The LA Times, The Guardian, Jezebel, Slate, and Salon. Her writing covers a range of topics, including sexual assault prevention, women in politics, and reproductive rights. She has also appeared on MSNBC, Al Jazeera English, and NPR. Chloe’s academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis, currently in progress, is about how the genre depicts gender, sex and love.

  • Chrys Wu
    Devs Write Panel

    Chrys Wu is a journalist and user engagement strategist who works with businesses interested in deepening connection to their audiences through research, community-building strategy and user-centric design. She founded the coding and social group NYC Ruby Women and organizes Hacks/Hackers NYC. She also speaks on data journalism, online engagement and coding.

  • Corey Latislaw
    Feminist Model for Open Source

    Corey Latislaw is currently exploring the world, speaking at conferences, and playing with different aspects of the Android platform while on sabbatical. Recently, as a Senior Mobile Architect at Chariot Solutions, she helped businesses in many subject domains determine their mobile needs and build their solutions. She created the Philadelphia Android Alliance, a rebel army whose mission is to conquer Apple’s market share, and co-founded a start-up that builds apps for the greater good. She leads local workshops through the Android Alliance, SkillShare, and GirlDevelopIt and spreads the love for Android and fragments. Corey is passionate about encouraging broader participation in computing sciences, local food, the outdoors, photography, and living in downtown Philly. In a past life, she helped build the XfinityTV Android & iOS applications at Comcast Interactive Media and worked on various security projects at Cisco Systems.

  • Debra Williams-Cauley
    Devs Write Panel

    Debra Williams-Cauley has published professional programming books with a strong focus on the free and open software community for over twenty years. Her current book list centers on data analytics, the full Linux stack, and dynamic languages.

  • Francis Hwang
    Conference Organizer's Panel

    Francis Hwang is a writer and software engineer. An active member of the Ruby community, he was the founder of NYC.rb, founding organizer of GoRuCo, and a four-time RubyConf speaker. He is currently enjoying his Brooklyn-based consulting lifestyle.

  • Frederica Stahl
    Women developers speaking about speaking

    Frederica Stahl is a data-analyst and self-taught RoR developer currently working on a novel medical information platform, Meddick. She is interested in flattening information hierarchies through technology, and has published papers on the the role of information and information sciences in medicine, which can be found at www.fredericastahl.com. Frederica has previously spoken at a variety of academic and policy conferences, and is very excited to be joining the conversation on women and technology as a panelist at Write/Speak/Code.

  • Gloria W
    Conference Organizer's Panel

    Gloria W is a Python developer and *NIX systems admin with 20+ years experience in embedded systems and app design and development. Most recently, Gloria is specializing in “from-scratch” software design and development for start-ups in the NYC area. Gloria is the organizer of PyGotham and the NYC Python Meetup.

  • Kimberly Campbell
    Presentation feedback from expert women

    Kimberly Campbell is a communications professional whose experience spans a broad range of industries in the areas of business, philanthropy, and health and human services development. Kimberly has spoken extensively on successful communications strategies, corporate sustainability, and combating gender stereotypes in the workplace, with diverse audiences such as the American Association of University Women, UN Women, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the New York State DELTA Coalition.

  • Liz Crawford
    Women developers speaking about speaking

    Liz Crawford is the CTO at Birchbox the beauty subscription brand that is changing the way people discover products. She has published papers on topics ranging from Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Robotics. Liz has spoken at a variety of conferences, including Strata Conf, SXSW, and Northside Festival. Prior to Birchbox, Liz was the CTO at Aprizi. Liz has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and is a co-organizer of CTO School.

  • Maria T Sciarrino
    Conference Organizer's Panel

    Maria T Sciarrino is a feminist, guitar enthusiast, radio host, and user experience strategist from Philadelphia, PA.

  • Marianne Bellotti
    Presentation feedback from expert women

    Marianne Bellotti is the CTO of Exversion, a freelance developer evangelist and hackathon vet. She's won thousands of dollars in prizes hacking at events like Startup Bus, Photo Hack Day I & II, API Hack Day I & II, Hackday.tv, GDI Hackathon in the Hamptons for Humanity, Startup Weekend NYC, and Meetup's Battle of the Braces. She's also spoken at events like Ladies Who Code Conf, BACON, and ClojureNYC. She hacks in PHP, Python, and Clojure and is particularly interested in visualizations, data, and machine learning.

  • Marisa Warren
    Presentation feedback from expert women

    Marisa Warren is the founder of Cavalo Consulting LLC, and a highly awarded Global Channels Executive with 17 years experience working for companies such as SAP and Microsoft. She also currently serves as President for Australian Women in New York, and is an Advisory Board Member for the GlamourGals Foundation.

  • Martha Denton
    Creating great presentations

    Martha Denton , The Founder of The Presentation School, is a communication strategist and practitioner, who focuses on: helping speakers understand their audiences, write their content, design their slides, and deliver the best presentations possible. She started doing this at McKinsey & Company, where she was for 11 years. With The Presentation School, she has worked with a wide range of individuals from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to Olympic Gold Medalists. She has been proud to serve as Presentation Coach for Ignite NYC & TEDxHarlem, and has curated rapid fire segments for The Economist. She has also just signed up for CodeAcademy.

  • Martha Southgate
    Foundations of Thought Leadership

    Martha Southgate is an OpEd Project Fellowship Leader and the author of four novels; her newest is The Taste of Salt, published by Algonquin Books. Her previous novel, Third Girl from the Left, won the Best Novel of the Year award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was shortlisted for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy award. Her novel The Fall of Rome received the 2003 Alex Award from the American Library Association and was named one of the best novels of 2002 by Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post. She is also the author of Another Way to Dance, which won the Coretta Scott King Genesis Award for Best First Novel. She received a 2002 New York Foundation for the Arts grant and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her July 2007 essay from the New York Times Book Review, “Writers Like Me” received considerable notice and appears in the anthology Best African-American Essays 2009. Previous non-fiction articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O, Premiere, and Essence.

  • Pam Selle
    Feminist Model for Open Source

    Pam Selle is a professional developer, speaker, and writer in Philadelphia, PA. She currently works as a news applications developer for AxisPhilly, a local investigative news non-profit. Pam is an open source software contributor/advocate and open/civic data champion who loves bringing new people into the field and getting them excited about code. She speaks anywhere from local user groups to regional and national conferences on HTML5, CSS, Sass, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript. She teaches web development and JavaScript in Philadelphia, has written for .net magazine and other publications, and blogs at thewebivore.com.

  • Rebecca Garcia
    Presentation feedback from expert women

    Rebecca Garcia is a self-taught developer, who enjoys tinkering for social good. She co-founded CoderDojo NYC, wanting to share her experience of attending and mentoring at a summer program at MIT. Previously she was CTO of Greatist a health and fitness media startup, and a developer at DoSomething.org a non-profit for youth and social change. She’s all about gender and equality in tech, and when not coding can be found baking pies and salsa dancing.

  • Rebecca Miller-Webster
    Welcome

    Rebecca Miller-Webster is currently a Ruby and Javascript developer at How About We. She spent the last 10 years building software in a variety of languages for large corporations, non-profits, and start-ups, including as VP of Engineering for an early-stage start up in NYC. Rebecca founded Write/Speak/Code, co-organizes GORUCO and makes Patterned. She also makes music and jewelry and loves cupcakes, pizza, and crab rangoon. Rebecca lives in Sunnyside, Queens with her husband and black pug. And she changes her hair. A lot.

  • Rushaine McBean
    Women developers speaking about speaking

    Rushaine McBean is a full stack developer at the Levo League. She primarily codes in JavaScript and turns to Ruby (Ruby on Rails or Sinatra) and Node.js frequently to power her web applications. Prior to Levo League, Rushaine earned her Computer Science degree at Hunter College and she spoke at her first conferences, BarCampNYC and LadiesWhoCode last year. She will be speaking at FluentConf on May 29th and jQuery Portland on June 14th.

  • The Op-Ed Project
    Foundations of Thought Leadership

    The Op-Ed Project is social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. A starting goal is to increase the number of women thought leaders in key commentary forums to a tipping point. We envision a world where the best ideas — regardless of where they come from — will have a chance to be heard, and to shape society and the world. Working with top universities, foundations, think tanks, nonprofits, corporations and community organizations, we scout and train under-represented experts to take thought leadership positions in their fields; we connect them with our national network of high-level media mentors; and we vet and channel the best new experts and ideas directly to media gatekeepers who need them, across all platforms. The OpEd Project is an Echoing Green Project.