Amy Newell has been a software engineer since 1999, when she fell in love with a heapsort. She is Senior Director of Engineering at Wistia. She likes to talk about engineering management and the relationships between suffering, authenticity, and productivity in the workplace. She also writes poetry, does stand-up comedy, reads tarot, advocates for the mentally ill, and parents two teenagers. She likes boots, oysters, mezcal, and anti-fascists.