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.
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.
Pubic Relations Chair
Teresa is a digital advertising project manager. She taught herself to code when she was 9 after her dad bought her a computer at a garage sale. When she isn't online, Teresa enjoys cooking, cycling and her cats.
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 Mentor Director
Coding & Cocktails Curriculm Director
A domestic geek. Mom of 5. Front-End Web Developer. HTML5 + CSS3 + JS + PHP + RoR + Node.js. Graphic + Web Designer.
Coding & Cocktails Presentation Director
Silicon Prairie pioneer woman, Nodegrammer, Soul Sista, Mother, Coffee addict, Lover-not-a-fighter, Crafter, Wine drinker.
Coding & Cupcakes 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.