Meet the ladies(*) behind the cogs.
Treasurer, CoderDojo Leadership
Jacob found redemption as a software engineer while working as an architect. He has a 2 children and is originally from Australia.
Secretary, Events Director
Ventura is a mom enthusiastic about technology and crafting. After organizing CodeDay Kansas City, she was hooked on tech event planning.
Events Operations Director
Marketer, fundraiser, and feminist – Katie is a Kansas City native that is determined to help the nonprofit community thrive. When she’s not managing events, you’ll find her eating barbecue, quoting Leslie Knope, and camping lakeside.
Sammy Jo Gibson
Events Communications Director
Kansas City native Sammy Jo has spent most of her time in local media, including digital marketing for radio, television, and live events. Eager to help be a part of growing the tech community in KC, she's also fanatically into live music and her lovely black cat.
Community Outreach Chair
Rachel Ibok is a Volunteer Engagement Coordinator who is passionate about the nonprofit sector. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and volunteering. She currently lives with her two cats, Inali and Simon.
Strategic Partnerships Director
Jessica is a tech partnerships professional with passions in relationship building, entrepreneurship, travel, and finding the best patios in Kansas City.
Tamara is a business and reporting analyst in the financial services industry who balances her day job with crafts and GM'ing D&D campaigns. Tamara's ambition is to be a role model of a woman in STEM for young women.
Calla is a sustainability consultant specializing in business operations and workflow automation. She previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and is committed to empowering women both internationally and within the Kansas City tech community.
Alex is a communications specialist who, in equal parts, loves graphic design, copy editing and writing. Outside of running the marketing department for a local wealth management firm, she enjoys hanging with her toddler Olive, and volunteering in the community.
Social Media Chair
Rebecca supports Kansas City families through code, tweets, words, and awareness working in non-profit communications.
Grace is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri. Her primary research interests are digital literacy, digital production, and social media.
Coding & Cocktails Director
Sarah is a software engineer who fell in love with computers as a child. She enjoys connecting with other women in the industry and helping others feel more confident in their skills.
Coding & Cocktails Co-Director
Kelly fell in love with computers at Take-Your-Daughter-To-Work-Day in the early 1990s. She is a mama of 6, working hard to become a developer and show her kids that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
Coding & Cocktails Mentor Director
Coding & Cocktails Curriculum Director
A domestic geek. Mom of 5. Front-End Web Developer. HTML5 + CSS3 + JS + PHP + RoR + Node.js. Graphic + Web Designer.
Coding & Cocktails Technical Materials Director
Alisa is a software engineer, a former chemist, and a Navy brat who grew up overseas. She enjoys volunteering, learning new things, and having a drink on her patio.
Coding & Cocktails Presentation Director
Silicon Prairie pioneer woman, Nodegrammer, Soul Sista, Mother, Coffee addict, Lover-not-a-fighter, Crafter, Wine drinker.
Coding & Cocktails Marketing Director
Melissa is a digital marketer and web development student. She has a background helping tech companies grow with digital marketing strategies and is passionate about #PoCinTech.
Coding & Cupcakes Curriculum Director
Muriel is a Software Developer working primarily with Django. Ever since realizing that one can edit movies by connecting two VCRs, Green has used technology for creativity and creativity to solve problems.
Coding & Cupcakes Technical Materials Director
Adrienne dabbles in all things data, from SQL queries to machine learning algorithms. She has a lifelong love of learning and is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new fiction, exploring the city on foot, and making lists.
Coding & Cupcakes Marketing Director
Bill is a senior software engineer whose passions include mentoring, supporting diversity in tech, and kittens.
CoderDojoKC Director of Curriculum
Eric is a dad, reader, & full-stack developer with a background in K-12 education.
CoderDojoKC Director of Skill Mastery
Lance is a full-stack web dev, standards evangelist, ravenous learner, and proud generalist with roots in marketing. His hobbies normally involve adrenaline and injuries.
CoderDojoKC Mentor Director
Full-stack dev and .Net technical instructor. Nerd Chic. Harry Potter partisan. Lover of all things Boho. Mom. Foodie. Passionate about inspiring girls and women that they can #codeLikeAGirl