Carina C. Zona
Head of developer relations

Carina C. Zona

Head of developer relations

Github

Carina C. Zona started out as a developer/consultant then transitioned into developer relations, where her work has focused on open source projects, especially in Python and Ruby communities. She has served as an organizational leader, event organizer, and teacher for various national and international groups including Railsbridge and Bridge Foundry. She was one of the earliest organizers and stewards of Women Who Code. She has developed and taught curricula on Git, Ruby, and other technical topics for groups including PyLadies. She's also served on tech conference program committees, and frequently mentors emerging speakers who are underrepresented at the podium.

Carina is a frequent speaker and keynoter at conferences around the world. She is fascinated by the unexpected effects of our choices as developers, and is best known for talks on data modeling, biometrics, ethics, and security. Many of which have been deeply influenced by her background as a certified sex educator.

She is also the founder of CallbackWomen, on a mission to increase gender diversity at the podium of over professional developers conferences, most of which center on open source languages, platforms, frameworks, and tooling.