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Isabel Gutierrez-Pils

Junior Software Developer at Ten Forward Consulting

Isabel works as a Junior Software Developer at Ten Forward Consulting. Her background includes a Policy Advisor for the Department of Natural Resources and a master’s in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from UW Madison.

Isabel first became interested in web development through a work project a few years ago.  She was provided basic training in HTML and CSS. She really enjoyed coding and began to learn on my own as a hobby and later began attending meetups.  Her first meetup was a Madison Woman in Tech meetup. Everyone was very supportive, and this encouraged her to continue learning. Now she is part of the YWeb Career Academy and working on changing careers. 

She is especially interested in exploring issues related to diversity in technology careers.  She hopes to plan some events around these issues in the next year.

Hilary Stohs-Krause

VP at Ten Forward Consulting

Hilary is a VP and senior software developer at Ten Forward Consulting, building custom Rails-based web and mobile applications. She speaks at conferences around the country and internationally, including RailsConf, SXSW and Write / Speak / Code. 

Outside of work, Hilary volunteers with several tech and community organizations, including as a Forward Fest board member and the maintainer of the Urban Triage website.

Carolyn Pao

Corporate & Community Engagement Coordinator at United Way of Dane County

Pao is passionate about learning and promoting technology and supporting diversity and women. She was part of the YWeb Career Academy Program that introduced her to tech and entrepreneur frontiers and graduated from their development program. Continuing her work in the community, she is a Corporate and Community Engagement Coordinator at the United Way of Dane County. She is originally from Florida so she loves food exploring, traveling, sunny days and hiking.