Encompasses: Madison and Milwaukee area, Wisconsin, USA
Chapter Website: http://groupspaces.com/CodeChixMadison/
Each Chapter manages its own social media presences and group membership
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Chapter Leads: Karen Rahmeier, Emily Jones, BJ Pfeiffer
Karen has been a software developer since 1998, and a java developer since 2006. Her technical skills include: java, html, css, jQuery, ajax, xml, sql. She’s done some Android development, data warehousing and business intelligence analysis and reporting, although most of her experience is with web application development. Karen has mentored girls through Technovation Challenge, and is excited to continue learning and mentoring women in technology.
Emily has been a professional software developer for over 30 years. She has extensive consulting experience in the telecommunications, insurance, government, and education fields. She has provided reliable and comprehensive technology solutions in Web, Client-server, as well as Legacy environments. She has a strong database background including working as a database administrator for Oracle databases. She enjoys learning and is constantly learning new things. The projects she is currently working on include an android application, a web application based on Mason/Perl and a project using PHP/MySQL.
She currently offers her consulting services as an owner and principal of MononaTechnologies, LLC.
BJ is an accomplished executive with over 25 years experience in all facets of consulting including strategy, management, marketing, recruiting and business development. Proven record of steady and measured management practices with an eye toward training and development of staff and particularly women in leadership and management roles. Active participant on executive committees offering advice and guidance to local business owners and community organizations. Mentor for Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute.
Her special interests include education, collaboration and strategic alliances.
Her career highlights include: 1) Developed internship program with UW Madison to train consultants resulting in new careers. 2) Founded a 501c3 to help people with disabilities enter the workforce. This has resulted in life changing careers and new contributors to our local economic base. 3) Recipient of Dorothy B. Brother’s competitive scholarship for graduate education at Harvard Business School. One of 14 awarded nationally.
BJ has been President of Enterprise Solutions Technology Group, Inc. from April 1996 to present.