Lauren is a developer at Brad’s Deals, poet, Dev Bootcamp graduate, public speaker, and advocate for women in technology. In her spare time, she’s a lead organizer of RailsBridge Chicago, teaches classes for Girl Develop It, and mentors students and graduates of Dev Bootcamp. She loves that programming is a perfect mix of creating things and solving puzzles. She’s passionate about teaching, learning, coding, feminism, tabletop RPGs and a good dumpling.