Senior Engineering Manager, Games Platform
The New York Times

Jon McKinsey learned long ago that he is happiest when he can be of service to others. Jon spent 7 years discovering how to use the lived experiences from his own marginalized identities to make introductory computer science education more welcoming and inclusive at Georgia Tech and UC Berkeley for thousands of students. Wanting to help more people, Jon spent 2 years working with top universities and companies shaping computer science education on Coursera’s platform. Jon advocated for courses and degrees to have tangible career outcomes and to increase instructor diversity on Coursera, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Jon returned to creating software as an engineer and found himself drawn towards the people side of software. Jon now spends his time coaching the next generation of software engineering leaders and building amazing products as an Engineering Manager at Splunk. Even though he’s been with Splunk for just over 1 year, he already is serving as the President of Splunk’s Pride ERG and created two new LGBTQ+ community groups to support Splunkers, Rainbow Parents and Trans*.

Summits Attended: 2022 Pride, 2022 SF

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.