Meet our Mentors

every second week!

Astrid Lasinger

association secretary

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 Streng

association member

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.

Katrin Strasser

deputy chairlady & deputy cashier

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.

Magdalena Radinger

cashier

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.

Marlene Reithmayr

deputy association secretary

During her time at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Marlene explored her passion for Web Development. After her graduation she started to work as a front and back-end developer to learn, grow and evolve in this field. Her ‘Go To’ languages are PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript. Moreover, her skills in editing photos with Photoshop and web designing add a very distinct flavor to her style of work. While she is not developing something fancy, she would be found hiking around the mountains and seeking pleasure in observing nature. Her seasonal routine is hiking in summer with friends and skiing around the snow season.

Pia Gerhofer

chairlady

After she finished grammar school Pia ended up at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg more or less by accident. And it was a lucky accident as software engineering seemed to be a good fit for her. At work she usually does front- and backend development and is most knowledgable in Java, Scala and JavaScript.
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.

Rebecca Rottensteiner

association member

In 2012, Becca stumbled into frontend development. It was a stroke of luck, because it soon got clear that her heart finally found a home there. Since then, she has evolved in frontend and backend development and got fit in MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. In addition to her one-woman business, she founded a company in 2017 and since last year she is also on the road as a trainer in Coders.Bay. For relaxation, Becca likes to dive with the oxygen cylinder, preferably in the red sea. When she’s not diving, she’s passionate about developing new projects (not just on the Web), traveling, devouring thrillers, crime or sci-fi books, and drinking Gin Tonic with Hendriks Gin and Fever Tree.

Reem Hourieh

association member

Reem first learned basic web programming in school which fascinated her so much she decided to professionally study computer science. She graduated from Damascus University in Syria in 2010. Afterwards she worked as a network engineer in one of the main telecom providers in Syria till 2013 where she decided to move to Austria and pursue a Master’s degree in computer science at JKU. Since 2016, Reem works at Dynatrace as a software engineer mainly writing code in Javascript and sometimes in Java. In her free time, Reem likes gardening, cooking, cycling, running and -most importantly- petting her cat.

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