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Graduate of the YWeb Career Academy Program
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. She is originally from Florida so she loves food exploring, traveling, sunny days and hiking.
Policy Advisor for the Department of Natural Resources
Isabel works as a Policy Advisor for the Department of Natural Resources. She has 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.
Co-Owner at Ten Forward Consulting
Hilary is an owner 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. She tweets tech, feminism and all the puns at @hilarysk.