Nina Zakharenko is a software engineer with over a decade of experience. She currently focuses on Python at Microsoft on the Cloud Developer Advocacy team. In the past, she’s written software for satellite control computers at HBO, code that’s helped people connect over their passions at Meetup, and implemented time-wasting features on Reddit. Nina loves teaching developers and has spoken at conferences like PyCon Russia, EuroPython, and DjangoCon in the US and internationally. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding and hiking, drinking scotch, and tinkering with hardware, LEDs, and wearable electronics from her home base in Portland, OR.