Co-Founder & CEO
Nina Baliga
Nina believes that problems can be solved for people of all backgrounds and walks of life.  She worked in both non- and for-profit organizations nearly twenty years, bridging between the needs of sustainable businesses and the public good.  With 10 years of work in the tech sector under her belt, Nina has focused on user experience design, digital strategy, and business development.  Nina wants to see more women and people of color in leadership positions around the country. She hopes to build a foundation for a stronger and more diverse tech community.
Co-Founder & CTO
Kim Schlesinger
Kim Schlesinger is a Software Developer and Educator committed to making the tech industry an good place to work for all kinds of people. Kim is currently a Web Development Instructor at Galvanize, a codeschool in Denver, Colorado. Prior to teaching at Galvanize, Kim was an Instructional Coach for Teach For America, and taught elementary school special education and music for six years.
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L’Teisha Ryan
L’Teisha Ryan is an award-winning communications expert with an extensive background leading and managing employee communications, public relations, executive thought leadership, crisis plans and digital programs. As a pro-active and savvy senior consultant, she has successfully directed global initiatives in the changing business environments of Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies in healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, digital payments and tech, particularly through M&A, divestiture and restructuring efforts. She’s also attune to advances in diversity & inclusion, branding and reputation management. L’Teisha works to create safe, encouraging experiences for her daughter to learn about tech and coding. She also loves a good cupcake and, at many times, will eat dessert first.
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Luiz Henrique Gonçalves
Luiz Goncalves is corporate communications manager at Ball Corporation, a global packaging and aerospace company with more than 18,000 employees around the world. He manages content for internal and external communication channels, including global communication campaigns and events that support Ball’s unique culture. Luiz led the South America communication efforts of a major acquisition for Ball and most recently moved to the U.S. to integrate the global communications team.  Luiz has nearly 10 years’ experience in corporate communications in the manufacturing sector.
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Elaine Marino
Elaine Marino spearheads a movement championing the underrepresented in the tech industry. Specifically, she has been working in Colorado running Equili, a company creating and running diverse tech programs such as GoCode Colorado and LadyCoders. Her experience ranges from Fortune 500 advertising to Ruby on Rails software development, allowing Elaine to bring a plethora of experience to her client’s tech programs from idea, curation to execution. There is a sweet-spot where technology enhances the lives of people and communities -- that is where Elaine thrives.
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Joe Thurman
Joe Thurman is a passionate technologist and entrepreneur who has a single mission of having a positive impact on the world. With more than a decade of experience in the Colorado technology industry, Joe loves helping companies solve problems and succeed. Utilizing his experience in the technology, marketing and recruiting space, Joe founded the organization now known as Jobber Group in the summer of 2010.  Prior to becoming a founder, Joe worked for several Denver based consulting firms and focused on helping Startups to Fortune 100 companies solve complex problems related to technology and talent acquisition strategies. He is driven to help organizations grow and scale to meet their full potential through the use of technology, and is a thought leader on the future of talent who is passionate about changing the way companies attract, retain and develop their employees.  Curiosity for finding continuously better solutions is what motivates Joe every day.
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Raine Revere
Raine Revere is an engineer and educator in the Ethereum community who has spoken at blockchain events across the world. Raine is the Lead Architect of ShapeShift Prism and is the co-founder of Maiden, a company that delivers socially-aware blockchain education, cultural & leadership development, and diversity-powered blockchain consulting. As a therapist, teacher, and cryptocurrency engineer, Raine has the unique capacity to engage deeply with both the technical and social aspects of technology.