Chicago, United States of America
12:00 PM till 17:00 PM March 2nd 2019Book your free ticket
Reason for being involved in workshop: Just over 3 years ago I began speaking at conferences and was terrified. I had many mentors who helped support me, offering me feedback and insight, and general emotional support. I want to help provide that to others!
About Lorena: Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data engineer on GitHub's software intelligence systems team, Director on the Python Software Foundation, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior. It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper".