Speaker Details

Speaker Details2019-01-07T06:16:27-05:00
Speaker Bio:

Sometimes chef, full-time mom, but 100% geek, Sara Gibbons spent her youth building Legos, solving puzzles, and playing video games. Little did she know it was priming her for an amazing Software Engineering career.

After two years studying Actuarial Science a friend convinced her to take a C++ class to help him pass. By the end of the semester she'd switched her major and was getting ready for her first internship.

Born and raised in the Motor City, Sara quickly worked up the ranks in the software world running large automotive companies. From there she's consulted with companies across the country, worked at small start-ups and now works on the Community Leader (Student Ambassadors, MVP, Regional Director) platform at Microsoft.

Outside of work you can find Sara leading a Girls Who Code club, volunteer teaching Computer Science at the nearby high school and working with many non-profit groups to increase diversity in technology fields.

When not working or volunteering she's building Legos all over again with her four beautiful children and man-child husband.