Meet our Mentorsevery second week!
Astrid, generally known as Lasii, wrote her first lines of code already at the age of 14 during her school time. Afterwards she took a deeper dive into it and attended the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg. In her work environment she specialised herself in test automation.
If Lasi is not sitting in front of a screen, she enjoys staying in her garden, attending music festivals and concerts, likes puzzles and to have a sauna. Furthermore Lasi is mentor at the Coder Dojo Linz.
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.
Katherine completed her Bachelor of Linguistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia, followed by a Masters of Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen in Germany. She has worked in R&D for Mercedes Benz and the Fraunhofer Institute and now works as a Data Scientist, maintaining her focus on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
Katherine is a passionate hiker and photographer, and also loves cooking, writing and playing the guitar.
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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.
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Pia is passionate about the environment, education and technology – therefore she can often be found at some of Linz’s meetups or at the local programming club for children – the CoderDojo. Other than that she enjoys climbing, attending music festivals, reading, traveling (preferably alone) and drinking good beer.