Highlights from communities I've led and built


2021 - 2024

The Gitpod community is a space to learn about Gitpod CDEs, connect with other developers and build cool projects.

  • Built the community of Gitpod fans from 500 to 5000 members in a year

  • Led a team of community engineers to ensure consistent community support

  • Launched the Community Heroes program, onboarded 30 Heroes globally

  • Launched our meet-up network, bringing together 350+ of our community in person

  • Hosted bi-weekly "Office Hours" for our members

  • Led and organised our events and conferences, including KubeCon, DevX Conf and CDE Universe

CDE Universe


A conference about the future of software development - learn best practices in cloud development, CDE adoption and emerging technologies. I organised and hosted the first edition of CDE Universe in San Francisco.

DevX Conf

2021 - 2022

DevX Conf is about developer experience - our daily experience when trying to get the job done. I organised and hosted the second virtual edition of the conference.

DevX Community

2022 - 2024

A curated community for DevX leaders that want to connect, create and exchange learnings and insights.

  • Brought 100 developer-experience professionals into the community

  • Hosted virtual events in the community and connected members to broader DevX initiatives

  • Launched DevXPod, DevX Conf and DevX Digest under this brand

Ladies in DevOps


Ladies in DevOps was launched to bring together women in the DevOps, Infrastructure, and Platform Eng space and highlight the exciting opportunities in this role.

  • 600 women from all over the world joined within two weeks of launching, mostly from social media

  • Our members created content on

  • We were featured in the JB Cole UK article

Code First Girls

2016 - 2021

Code First Girls is on a mission to transform tech. From student to ambassador to instructor, I spent five years creating the CFG community in North England.

  • Taught over 200 students how to code in person and virtually

  • Launched #shefcodefirst and #leedscfg

  • Connected the community to industry, e.g. we attended weekly conferences, events and hackathons as a community

MedTech Sheffield

2017 - 2018

MedTech Sheffield served as a vibrant hub, uniting people drawn by the interdisciplinary technology and science.

  • Hosted meet-ups with guests lecturers from Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Sciences and more

  • Brought together 50 hackers for #HackMed18 hackathon to solve problems in healthcare and medicine with technology with 50% of them being female participants