Software engineering is more than just a technical skill. It is a way of thinking; a way of expressing our humanity, values, and identity. Over time, the sharpness of our skills increases, but the intensity and vibrance of our “passion” often dwindles. We’ll reflect on how fighting complacency to stay curious and take risks can help us re-invent our work and ourselves to discover what’s next.
Emily is the co-founder and Director of Engineering at Cuttlesoft, a software development agency that develops elegant, human-focused digital products. Driven by a blend of empathy, strategy, and curiosity, she is a perpetual learner focused on building tools to automate the mundane and shed light on the complexity of the human experience. She is a Python Core Developer, member of the Python Steering Council, and PSF Fellow. She previously served as the Chair of PyCon US from 2020 - 2022. Emily lives in Denver, Colorado and holds degrees in Computer Science, Criminology, and Theatre.