Becky Singson has spent her career surrounded by developers, currently as a Technical Strategy Architect at Rockfish. She takes bizarre pleasure in details and technical documentation. She has a passion for all things culinary, memorizing song lyrics, and her boxer Emma.
On why I want to lead up this chapter: I have worked in software development or digital advertising for the bulk of my professional life - and more often than not have been one of few females on my team (if not the only one). Technology doesn't have to be a boys club and I want to empower women to fully embrace it. Even if not their primary passion, technology is so pervasive today that equipping women with basic knowledge of how it works can only serve to benefit. I have a passion for volunteering and trying to help others where I can, and the organization's goals align with my professional expertise so it feels like a perfect fit.
Becky Sroufe is a designer + front end developer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a board member of AIGA Cincinnati and currently works as a front end developer at a growing startup. She loves drinking too much coffee, indulging in local craft beers, and running around outdoors.
Why GDI is important to me: As a woman working in tech, I am really passionate about women getting more involved in tech + development, to increase our strength + presence in the industry and local community.
Julie Niesen Gosdin has been around the internet before anyone called it that (and way before it was "social"). She's the writer of a local food blog, wine me, dine me and a speaker on topics including social media, educational technology and food. She's particularly passionate about the transformation of learning through technology, and using CMS and LMS systems to that end. She received an M.Ed. from Xavier University and a B.A. from University of Cincinnati, which means she is very confused during the Crosstown Shootout.
John Back is a web developer based in Cincinnati, OH. He currently works as lead developer for Blackbook HR. John is active in the startup community. John enjoys living in downtown Cincinnati, competitive kickball, and being a vegetarian.
Eric Boggs is a web developer for Vinimaya, an e-procurement software company based in Cincinnati. He spends most of his time developing user interfaces and thinking about how people interact with websites. He is a Marine Corps veteran and is the organizer of Lead Cincinnati, a local meetup group. When he's not working, you can find him growing out his beard and hanging out with his wife and dog.
Angela Lyman is a volunteer for GDI. She has always been a big believer in the value of education and the strength of Girl Power. So becoming a part of the GDI team in Cincinnati was a natural for her. Erin, Heather and our wonderful TAs make it easy to be part of the team and they have all contributed to GDI's success in Cincinnati. Angela has a background in training and marketing and has worked in a variety of industries, from automotive to legal to medical devices.