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Julia Geist is an award-winning software developer with a deep passion for social impact. Her production code is used daily by millions of users. In the past, she has worked as a software developer for Adobe, PlanGrid, and Platzi. She also collaborated with the Obama White House to create Farmsquare, an app that serves as a resource for families on EBT, SNAP and WIC to find local, fresh foods via farmers' markets.

She has taught coding fundamentals, data structures, and iOS development to over 320,000 students. Currently, Julia is working for the Internet Archive as a Researcher for the Wayback Machine and is also a Product Developer for The Hip-Hop Education Center.

Julia has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Women in the World Conference, and the Women Who Reign publication and has spoken at the New York Stock Exchange alongside Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

She writes about software, product development, and philosophy on her blog which has reached over 55,000 developers and was featured on the front page of Hacker News. She is also a writer for the freeCodeCamp and Hacker Noon publications.

You might also recognize the back of her head from her viral interview with Matthew Silver. She is currently in the research phase for her graphic novel on the history of human creativity and innovation, which she is both writing and illustrating.