Rebecca Ely is a software engineer on the Spark platform team at Bloomberg. She co-runs Hack-hers*, a San Francisco-based organization that supports gender-diverse software engineers from nontraditional tech backgrounds.
Ely has a BA in Peace and Justice Studies from Wellesley College and completed a Hackbright Academy Fellowship in 2015. Career highlights include building a folk dance choreography generator, teaching math and botany to ESL students, and working at the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Global Health Bureau during the 2015 Ebola outbreak.
When it’s time to put the keyboard down Ely can be found dancing, rock climbing, board gaming, or cracking burrito jokes at Scala meetups. She is enthusiastic about social justice, superheroes, and ice cream.
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