We are developers, innovators, and thought leaders,
and we're trying to get more women in tech.

About Us

If you're a woman in tech, chances are you're the only one at your company, or at a user group, or at an event. The numbers aren't in our favor. We're trying to bring current women in tech together for solidarity, and to help encourage girls and women to pursue technology careers.

Want to know more? Keep reading to learn more about us.

Meet the ladies(*) behind the cogs.



Jennifer Wadella
Founder, President
Jennifer is a self-taught full-stack javascript developer with a passion for technology and community building.
Jacob Schwartz
Treasurer, Financial Chair
Jacob found redemption as a software engineer while working as an architect. He has 2 children and is originally from Australia.
Ventura Rangel
Secretary, Operations Director
Ventura is a mom enthusiastic about technology and crafting. After organizing CodeDay Kansas City, she was hooked on tech event planning.
Katie Roby
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, Read More
Sammy Jo Gibson
Events Communication 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 Read More
Rachel Ibok
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 Read More
Jessica Stroder
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 Copple
Membership Chair
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 Read More
Aman Kaur
Marketing Director
Aman is passionate about marketing analytics, start ups, and human connections. Currently, she is enrolled at the KU Data Analytics bootcamps learning to drive insights from big data. Aside from Read More
Rebecca Román
Social Media Chair
Rebecca supports Kansas City families through code, tweets, words, and awareness working in non-profit communications.
Mickie Brewer
Outcomes Data Analyst
Mickie is a business technology consultant who loves the training and problem-solving aspects of her day job. Being one of the only women on her team, Mickie wants to make Read More
Sarah Duitsman
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 Read More
Gabi Dombrowski
Coding & Cocktails Mentor Director
Gabi has a passion for languages, world travel, promoting diversity, and oysters. You can find her on her yoga mat or scratching her head at a computer screen.  
Kayla Hennegin
Coding & Cocktails Curriculum Director
A domestic geek. Mom of 5. Front-End Web Developer. HTML5 + CSS3 + JS + PHP + RoR + Node.js. Graphic + Web Designer.
Alisa Duncan
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.
Melissa Arroyo
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.
Cristy Schneider
Coding & Cupcakes Co-Director
Cristy has been an integral part of the cable industry working for NCTC for over 13 years. Initially managing the largest accounts to now analyzing data for contract compliance and Read More
Muriel Green
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 Read More
Adrienne Anderson
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 Read More
Patricia Robinson
Coding & Cupcakes Marketing Director
Patricia is a data nerd who loves sports, traveling, books, recycling and entrepreneurship.
Bill Ayakatubby
CoderDojoKC Leadership
Bill is a senior software engineer whose passions include mentoring, supporting diversity in tech, and kittens.
Anri Liy
CoderDojoKC Co-Director
Anri recently moved to the US to follow her dreams and eat lots of hamburgers and fries. Anri is a Test Engineer, aspiring software developer, has a BS in chemistry Read More
Jenna Beckett
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
Eric Poe
CoderDojoKC Curriculum Director
Eric is a dad, reader, & full-stack developer with a background in K-12 education.
Tammy Buckner
CoderDojoKC Leadership
Tammy Buckner is a technology strategist and self-taught developer. After leaving college early, Tammy has had a successful career leveraging her knowledge of various technologies to align business solutions as Read More
Kallie Riff
Coding & Cocktails Presentation Director
Kallie is a software engineer that  loves collecting knowledge and sharing it with others. While she’s not behind a computer screen (working or gaming) she’s probably outside gardening, hiking, or Read More
Lee Zuvanich
Coding & Cupcakes Program Director
Lee Zuvanich is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in technical project management, UX design, and business analysis. Lee is also is the director of Startup Grind KC. Her favorite thing Read More
Katie Wells
Fundraising Chair
I’m a farm girl from Northwest Arkansas who grew up raising sheep and goats. I always knew that I wanted to work in the nonprofit community and help the community Read More
Laura Harsch
CoderDojoKC Program Director
Laura balances being a Mom and a successful career in Logistics & Distribution. A feminist, with a passion for promoting education & STEM, she is an active volunteer in her Read More
Anjana Paul
Newsletter Chair
Anjana is a marketer and freelancer who is currently working in the financial industry. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching bad reality tv, and exploring the city.
Kara Huen
Internal Technology Coordinator
Kara is a Project Manager and learning web developer who never turns down a good cup of coffee or a poolside in the sunshine. Believer in people, books, and the Read More
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