Role Models: Morgane Santos, AR Engineer at Mapbox

Today’s Role Model is Morgane Santos. She studied computer science at Berkeley and has worked in tech for about five years as both a web developer and designer. Morgane is currently an augmented reality (AR) engineer at Mapbox, a location data platform. Since she is around computers all day, she likes to hike, read, and otherwise avoid technology in her free time. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? We don’t have official titles at Mapbox, but I’d call myself an AR engineer. I’ve been at Mapbox for just under a year and have been on two…

Role Models: Cassidy Williams, Senior Software Engineer at Codepen

Today’s Role Model is Cassidy Williams. Cassidy studied computer science in college and began her career at Vimeo. In addition to building out the product, she also served as a developer evangelist, organized hackathons, and spoke at events and conferences. In her subsequent roles, Cassidy continued to serve as a mentor and advocate for her fellow developers. Cassidy is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Codepen, online community for testing and showcasing user-created front-end code snippets. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? Senior Software Engineer at CodePen, and I’ve been there for six weeks…

Role Models: Yisselda Rhoc, Software Engineer at Def Method

Today’s Role Model is Yisselda Rhoc. Yisselda earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and specialized in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. On top of this strong foundation, she translates those theoretical fundamentals into tangible products. Today, Yisselda is a software engineer for Def Method, a New York City-based software consultancy. In her spare time, she also plans events as a committee member for NYC PyLadies. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’ve been a Software Engineer for four years. I’m currently working for Def Method, a small software development consultancy…

Role Models: Meka Seymour, Software Engineer at Harry’s

Meka started working on the Customer Experience team at Harry’s, a startup that makes and sells shaving equipment. As she started to interact more with the company’s engineers, she realized she wanted to move into software development. Instead of quitting her job to focus on learning full-time, she took a different approach and shared her vision with her manager. With her manager’s support, she diligently enrolled in online courses and studied in her free time to build her skills and contribute to the product. Currently, she’s a full-fledged software engineer at the company. What’s your official title and how long have…