Jess Szmajda

Co-Host of Parent Driven Development

Jess is a mom of one wonderful kid, the CTO at Optoro, the host of the DCTech Slack, and an organizer of the Joy of Programming Meetup. She has held lots of roles in tech; including IT support, operations, development, and eventually leadership.

When she unplugs, Jess can be found around Washington DC playing music at open mics, cooking, playing board games, and spending time with her son.