Published by Tim Schilling on: May 1, 2024

Board Member Update for May 2024

We have a new board member as of May 2024!

Outgoing Director

We want to take a moment to thank our outgoing director and Treasurer, Jennifer Myers, for her contributions to our board during her years of service. Jen joined the board in 2021 and has been an invaluable asset to the board during her tenure. She spent many hours keeping the organization’s finances in order and making sure all of our grant recipients and speakers received their reimbursements correctly. We are deeply grateful for the time and effort she has invested, and her presence on the board will be missed.

Incoming Director

Velda Kiara

Velda Kiara is a passionate software developer and technical writer with a love for crafting Python code, particularly for Django. Beyond her coding expertise, she actively contributes to open-source projects, sharing her knowledge and enhancing both code and documentation. Additionally, Velda demonstrates her commitment to the tech community by volunteering her time and skills to communities like Black Python Devs, where she serves as the vice chair of the community, fostering inclusivity and promoting the growth of underrepresented black people in the tech landscape. She is also currently an organizer for DjangoCon US and serves as the CoC chair.