About Us

Coraline

Coraline Ada Ehmke is a speaker, writer, teacher, open source advocate and technologist with 20 years of experience in developing apps for the web. As the founder of OS4W.org and creator of the Contributor Covenant, she works diligently to promote diversity and inclusivity in open source and the tech industry.

She works for GitHub as a senior engineer on a team devoted to creating community management and anti-harassment tools. Coraline is also writing a book on empathy in software development. Her current interests include refactoring, code analytics and artificial intelligence.

Jessica

jessicaAlmost twenty years ago, Jessica chose to program because it was easy and it was 9-5. Now programming is hard, she spends all her spare time on it, and she loves it immensely more.

Software is fascinating because we create complex systems incredibly quickly. This means we get to learn about complex systems, which teaches us about everything else in life. For more, see her blogs at blog.jessitron.com and tistil.tumblr.com

Jessica (better known as JessiTRON) works as a lead engineer at Atomist. Infrastructure is the best because it’s software about software. She also raises two daughters, speaks at conferences, studies piano, and stares at the waves in the milk film on her coffee.

Sam

samSam Livingston-Gray has been a dad since 2008, a Rubyist since 2006, a Portlander since 2001, a programmer since at least 1998, a juggler since 1988, and a human since 1974. He’s keenly interested in writing software that makes other humans’ lives easier, in making technical topics easier to understand, and in helping increase the number and variety of humans* in technical spaces.

* And, of course, other sentient species or constructs just as soon as we find any.**

** Sam reads a lot of science fiction.

Jay

jayJay Bobo is a dad, software developer and serial entrepreneur. He is the creator of Cards For All People, a cultural casual gaming company and founding mentor of Pair Columbus.

He has spoken at SXSW Interactive and worked with a host of companies including SapientNitro, Microsoft (MSN), Nike, State Farm and Scion/Toyota among others.

His work has been featured on CBS News, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Essence Magazine, ESPN and similar media outlets.

Astrid

Astrid is a Ruby Nuby (programming in Ruby just 2 years), anthropologist and writer. She slowly worked her way over to software development by managing and the building databases and working as a data analyst. Then she went all in and attended The Iron Yard Academy in Houston. Afterwards she worked at HP as a QA Engineer and DevOps Engineer. Now she is the Director for Tech for Justice and a freelance software developer.

Astrid is all about learning and growing as a developer and tech diversity advocate. She encourages girls to code through coaching for organizations like Rails Girls and is currently teaching herself Python so that she can also become a pyLady. Astrid is still an active social scientist and helps moderate a slack group called AnthroHangout. She spends her spare time binge watching Netflix and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.

 

Mandy

 

mandy3Mandy Moore is the owner of DevReps, LLC, a virtual assistance agency that specializes in helping software professionals succeed in everyday administrative assistance. Specifically, she specializes in quality audio processing and editing and provides complete show management for several podcasts within the software community, such as this one!

Mandy is also a contributor for The Recompiler Mag. Women in Tech, D&I, and getting children involved in STEM education are all causes very near and dear to her heart.

Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions, comments and/or concerns re: >Code, or book a time with her to discuss your own podcasting needs: calendly.com/rubyrep