Vanessa Gennarelli (@mozzadrella) is the Director of GitHub Education, helping the next generation of developers make their best work. GitHub Education has helped 1.7 million developers learn to code, and supports more than 19,000 schools worldwide. She holds a Master’s in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard University and is a former Research Intern at the MIT Media Lab.
Froilán Irizarry is a developer, community builder, and recovering entrepreneur. He’s worked in a number of industries in both the private and public sectors. Over the last five years, he’s helped organize a number of tech communities and events, including Code 4 Puerto Rico, Fullstack Nights, PyCaribbean 2017, and the Maria Tech Brigade. During his time in Washington, DC, he worked with the U.S. Digital Service, was the tech lead for Code.gov, and joined GitHub as a Services Account Engineer where he now helps US federal agencies use the platform to improve their code reuse and software delivery.
Matt Desmond aka @beardofedu has been an Implementation Engineer at GitHub for over three years, Matt enjoys enabling his customers to reach their goals with technical solutions and strives to give them the best possible experiences with each interaction. When he is not walking around the world, enjoying the world cuisine at Disney's Epcot with his partner, Matt enjoys exploring his home state of Florida.
Kim Estoesta is a Visual Designer in the Marketing Creative team. A talented artist with a deep appreciation for the imperfections of fine art, Kim believes “Anybody can be a designer, and being an artist it's just a way of thinking”. Kim is instrumental in the branding of the Git Merge conferences. She is also the creator of the “Visible at Github Project” a project designed to highlight and elevate people of marginalized identities at GitHub.