Michelle Brenner (she/her) is a Senior Software Engineer with 13 years of experience. She started in engineering support and now leads large-scale development projects. A Philadelphia native who currently calls Los Angeles home, she is an art school graduate and a self-taught engineer. During her career, she has most enjoyed creating software that enables others to succeed, from digital artists to restaurateurs to fellow engineers.
Michelle has shared her technical travails, team-building advice, and career growth techniques as a speaker at more than 30 conferences, as a podcast host and guest, and as a writer in STMPE, 97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know, and online at LeadDev, dev.to, and OpenSource. She hopes others can learn from her successes and challenges.