Meet the Mentorsevery second week!
deputy chairlady & association secretary
Astrid, commonly known as Lasi, wrote her first lines of code at the age of 14 during her school years. Afterwards she deepened her knowledge and attended the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg. In her work environment, she specialized in test automation.
When Lasi isn't spending her time in front of a computer screen, she also enjoys playing games offline, traveling in her VW bus, attending music festivals and concerts, puzzles and going to the sauna. After Lasi moved to Vienna, Female Coders has also been active in Vienna since 2023.
Irene found her passion for coding while studying media technology and design. She did her PhD on 3D reconstruction at the Vienna University of Technology. Afterwards she worked as a software engineer on augmented and virtual reality and recently started her own company. Irene joined female coders, because she would love to have more female peers in the software industry. In her free time, she likes traveling, reading, gardening and spending time with her kids.
Karina has been working in IT for 13 years. She has a strong background in IT, psychology, pedagogics and economics. Karina worked as an engineer, consultant, and trainer before she became CEO of a web developer company and co-founder of an agency. Last year she founded FlyBird. She is a specialist in Java and databases and is familiar with various technologies. Supporting others is part of her life and supporting women holds a special place in her heart. She wants to give interested women a place to chat, learn and code and supports that with her knowledge and network.
Marta studied Physics and although coding is needed there as well, she really got into programming in her free time with a couple of friends. Later on, after teaching Maths, Physics, and Informatics for one year, she decided to study Computer Science at JKU, which is what she's doing right now. When she's not coding, she's either jogging, reading, working out at the gym, or playing board games with friends.
By doing vocational testing, Katrin got the suggestion to choose a study in the field of IT. Following that, she did her – not always flawless – studies in Game Development at the University of Applied Sciences and in Bioinformatics at the JKU. Now she’s working as lead data scientist for various AI projects that include Natural Language Processing. Additionally, she wants to raise common awareness and understanding about bias in AI applications and can therefore often be met as speaker or attendee at relevant conferences, events or meetups. In her free time Katrin enjoys to go for walks (especially with a dog), balcony gardening (very proud of the first homegrown tomatoes and herbs), all kinds of games (computer, board and mobile) and to read about the latest developments in science and technology.
Magda’s profession is Data Science, but actually her background is in mobile app development. She joined female coders because she wants to break the ice for women to get started coding. She thinks that coding is for everyone. Her job is her passion but Magda also enjoys time off travelling, reading or playing volleyball.
deputy association secretary