Hacking for Humanity Hackathon!
MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS! We are excited to share that April Wensel, founder of Compassionate Coding and Lindsay Dayton LeShell, founder of Diamond + Branch Marketing Group will be joining us for our Hacking for Humanity Hackathon!
April Wensel is an international speaker and the founder of Compassionate Coding, a social enterprise that’s making technology teams more effective and inclusive through emotional intelligence training. She has spent the past decade in software engineering and technical leadership roles at various Silicon Valley startups, building products for education, health, research, and entertainment. She also mentors widely and volunteers with organizations like Black Girls Code to advance the cause of diversity and inclusion in the software industry. When not coding, she enjoys writing, running marathons, and cooking vegan food.
Lindsay Dayton LaShell finished college and entered the workforce at the peak of the first dot-com bubble, where she learned about digital product management, usability, business management and spending your investors’ money on beanbags and pizza. Since then, she’s worked for funded startups, bootstrapped projects, one serial entrepreneur and three marketing agencies, with a brief detour into the wilds of public education.
In 2015 she established Diamond + Branch Marketing Group, a digital marketing agency with a keen focus on strategy, content and analysis. Lindsay is passionate about audience-focused strategy and measurable results, and she is currently exploring ways to promote practical workplace feminism in the marketing industry. When she’s not writing a strategy document or analyzing web data, Lindsay will probably be in North Park, eating, drinking and knitting with her adorable dog, Waffles.