Alaina is a software engineer at [Medium](https://medium.com/), where she works predominantly on iOS development and petting other people’s dogs. Learning Python converted her from a hapless chemistry major to a recent computer science graduate of Northwestern University. Though she’d like to think that her claim to fame is her inability to pronounce the word “corgi,” she’s best known for her technical writing in [freeCodeCamp](https://medium.freecodecamp.org/@alainakafkes) and [Chronicles of a Junior Dev](https://alainakafkes.github.io/chronicles/), as well as for co-founding [BuildHer](http://buildher.io/), Chicago’s first-ever student-run women’s hackathon. Current fascinations include swing dancing and reading fiction.
Saturday 12:10 p.m.–12:40 p.m. in Grand Ballroom A