As a business person, Yasmine became involved with Girl Develop It when she started her software company and quickly determined she needed to learn how to code. Soon after, she sold her Company to NetLine Corporation where is currently the Product Marketing Manager.
In addition, Yasmine serves on the advisory board of TechGirlz, an organization focused on encouraging middle-school females to pursue careers in technology.
Corinne Warnshuis has been co-organizing GDI events since August of 2012. She moved to Philadelphia after graduating from University of California - Santa Cruz and is currently the Events Coordinator at TechnicallyPhilly.com, a news organization that covers technology news in Philly. Corinne also writes freelance for NewsWorks.org. In her spare time, she loves sewing, cats and documentaries.
Lisa Burgess, our newest co-organizer at GDI Philly, works at Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles as the Marketing Coordinator. She is pursuing a Web Design & Development certificate at the University of the Arts. Joining the Girl Develop It team has brought together Lisa's non-profit experience with her love for the web. Lisa is also passionate about social justice, social dancing and loves spending time outdoors. Her Twitter handle is appropriately named @CSSLovinn.
Jenn Lukas loves coffee, kittens, and is a leading authority on structural semantic markup and CSS. She has been coding since 1999 and is currently the Interactive Development Director at Happy Cog. Jenn also blogs regularly at the development focused site, The Nerdary, maintains her own site at JennLukas.com, contributes monthly to the popular .net Magazine, and is, of course, on Twitter.
Pam Selle thought the Internet was basically the coolest thing ever when she was younger. She's now a professional developer/software engineer. Pam got involved with GDI because she think others should experience the fun of seeing something they made appear on the web. In her spare time, she speaks at conferences, writes, practices yoga, rides her bicycle, and is involved in many Philadelphia organizations such as Girl Geek Dinners. She blogs at TheWebivore.com.
Yesenia Perez-Cruz is a multidisciplinary designer that has spent the last three years creating beautiful, functional design systems at Happy Cog. She received a BS in Graphic Design at Drexel University. She has spoken about design at AIGA Philadelphia and SXSW Interactive.
While in college, Jessica Ivins took a class devoted to HTML and CSS, fell in love, and never looked back. She began her career as a front-end developer, and while working in the real world, she fell in love again with the principles of user-centered design. She is currently a UX specialist at AWeber. She has served as an officer for Philadelphia's UX community PhillyCHI and organizes meetings for the Philadelphia UX Book Club. In her spare time, Jess busies herself with reading, cooking, and enjoying a fine glass of wine. She's also mildly obsessed with the TV show Forensic Files.