All the GDGs in Pacific region are combining efforts to host a Pacific Region DevFest on Nov 3, 2022. This will be a hybrid, multi-track events where we'll hear about topics from web, cloud, etc. More details to come soon.
IDG Engineering Solutions
Principal Software Engineer
Blue Shield of California
Application Developer / Programmer
Senior Software Engineer
Director of Product Engineering
Director of Curriculum
RxJS Core Team
Angular Google Developer Expert
MK Partners, Inc.
Chief Innovation Officer
Technical Project Manager
I am an avid and focused individual. I strive for daily self-enrichment of the ever-growing CS field. After teaching English as a Second Language to adults for 10+ years, I came to the realization that my passion for problem solving, patience and dedication needed a change of pace, and so, a career-change took place.
I studied computer science at 42 Silicon Valley where the pedagogy is peer-to-peer, based learning. I was able to learn about what inspired me and motivated me while coding away projects for 14+ hours a day. I was a lot of fun.
I'm currently a Full-Stack Developer at Wayfair based in Boston MA. :D
Emily has a background in social work and technology, making her uniquely qualified to translate and liaise between two groups with very different terminology and perspectives. She's heavily involved in the developer community as a Women Techmakers Ambassador - Culver City, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Columbia, SC & Twin Cities, MN Chapters and as GDG Organizer - Culver City, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Columbia, SC & Twin Cities, MN Chapters.
Emily intends to grow in her knowledge of information technology, application support, application development, and operations management.
Deepa has over a decade of experience as a Software Test professional. She also enjoys building full stack applications and is also passionate about cloud technologies.
Chryssa Jones is an educator, a web developer, and a curriculum designer. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, from Hawaii Pacific University and a professional certificate in Web Development from the University of California San Diego. Her professional work includes developing technical curriculum for novice engineers and creating applications that support indigenous language normalization and culture-based education. Her professional background also includes extensive experience in higher education administration and teaching, data analysis, small-business and retail management, manufacturing and operations, community development and public speaking, writing and editing, marketing, travel and event planning, and theatrical production. She volunteers her time as a Women Techmakers Ambassador and a Google Developer Groups Leader, is involved in community politics and neighborhood events, has a commercial pilot’s license, and loves to fly, travel all over the world, and spend time with her family. When she's at home and has some downtime, she's often gardening, cooking, reading a book, or relaxing at the beach.
Since 2002 Matt Kaufman has worked with hundreds of businesses to improve their efficiency through cloud technologies. He has worked as a consultant, instructor, and engineer. He is the author of two books as well as multiple PluralSight videos. Matt is a founder and the Chief Innovation Officer of MK Partners, Inc. (www.mkpartners.com) the #1 Salesforce implementation partner in Southern California. When not spending time with his family he volunteers as an organizer and mentor for Google Developer Groups.
A coding bootcamp graduate, when she's not hard up work as a startup technical project manager, Marsha is involved in the developer community both as a Google Developer Groups Organizer for Los Angeles, and also as a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador.
Her motto? Motivated by changing lives through technology. Learning new things everyday.