PyCascades is organized by members of the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland Python communities. Our goal is to host a diverse, accessible, and memorable conference.
Feel free to reach out to anyone of us with suggestions, concerns or even just to say that you're excited for PyCascades 2024.
Ben is an SRE based in Seattle. He currently works on a private Platform-as-a-Service, and has previously worked in SRE and DevOps roles at the Allen Institute for Cell Science, Blue Nile, and Intermedia. When he’s not working, Ben is out backpacking, running, camping, and fiddling around with astrophotography.
Chethana is a Software Engineer at realtor.com and a Senior Lead at WWCode Python. She has a Masters in Computer Science from SUNY Binghamton and now resides in California. She enjoys learning, solving problems, and spends her free time experimenting with new cuisines and flavors in her kitchen and exploring beautiful scenic places.
Denny is a Software QA Analyst with an accounting degree who is passionate about building communities. She is currently a Github community leader, helping to organize events and empowering the Spanish-speaking tech community. In her spare time, she helps many Python communities (mentoring, organizing events, speaking, etc.).
Holly is a Software Developer in Vancouver. She mostly works in Python and Ruby on web development with a soft spot for database performance. Outside of tech, she enjoys reading speculative fiction, playing board games, and cycling to places to look for birds.
Madison is a Senior Data Engineer & Team Lead out of Seattle and an avid Python user/organizer. She is currently sponsored by Automattic to work on the open source project Openverse, and has worked at Ookla (Speedtest.net), the Allen Institute for Cell Science, and the Broad Institute. In her spare time she can be found baking, building digital tools to help those battling oppression, contributing to open source, walking her dog, reading queer fiction, or playing video games.
CTO at Women Who Drone and Leadership Fellow & Python Developer Advocate at Women Who Code. I code, fly a drone, and volunteer with PyLadies.
Seb has been moving around Western Canada for the last few years. He's explored the Canadian Rockies and recently settled back on the West Coast of British Columbia. He loves contributing to community building in different aspects of life. He's an avid mountain biker and works part-time as an outdoor guide.