Quintessence Anx is a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, one of the leaders and founders for Inclusive Tech Buffalo, and one of the founding organizers for DevOpsDays Buffalo which kicks off this year! She enjoys helping people launch careers in IT / SRE or adjacent specialities. Please feel free to reach out to her on Twitter @QuintessenceAnx.
K Rain Leander is a systematic, slightly psychic, interdisciplinary community liaison with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in IT. An epic public speaker, she has disappeared within a box stuffed with swords, created life, and went skydiving with the Queen. Seriously. Rain is an active technical contributor with OpenStack, RDO, TripleO, Fedora, and DjangoGirls. Come say hello. Bring cake.
For the past 15 years, Sarah-Jane Morris has been growing and nurturing developer communities at various stages of growth; at startups like Context IO and Keen IO, at high growth companies like Shopify, and at corporations like Intel. SJ’s audacious vision to make every developer community diverse, welcoming and sustainable inspired her to launch Listen Community Consulting in 2019. Alongside Listen, she joined HubSpot’s Developer Relations team as a Senior Program Manager in November 2019.
Shannon Burns is an engineering manager working on internal developer tools at Slack. She loves that she gets to spend her days nerding out on improving the working lives of her coworkers. Before building internal tools, Shannon was a Developer Advocate and speaker, working at Slack and Nginx. In her efforts to fight the gender inequity in tech, she founded Hacking for Women, the first forward-funded scholarship program for women in coding. She’s also an artist, singer, and mentor to aspiring engineers from atypical backgrounds in the Bay Area.
Sherrie Rohde is the community manager at Magento, where she’s responsible for Magento Masters, the Magento forums, and Magento meetups. On a mission to help the Magento community be successful in their own roles, she’s focused on improving mental health and creating an inclusive environment. Previously, Sherrie was the ecommerce program manager at Rebellion Media, a Magento developer at Minerva Promotions, and moderator on the Magento forums, gaining experience in UX and product management. Sherrie also served as the producer of My Community Manager’s #CMGRHangout and Community Manager appreciation day broadcasts. She’s been featured in industry podcast Community Signal and has spoken at a number of events throughout the world, including the Community Leadership Summit and Magento conferences. Sherrie is proud to call Los Angeles home, where she loves exploring the outdoors, including hiking and volunteering as a naturalist for Cabrillo Whalewatch.