Jill is Director of Engineering at Lyft, leading their Core Services and Infrastructure orgs. Jill’s teams are responsible for many of the foundational backend services of Lyft, as well as the infrastructure necessary to keep engineers productive and ensure that their technology scales and evolves. Prior to Lyft, Jill was a senior engineering manager at Twitter. Her teams consisted of software engineers and data scientists in Twitter’s Data Products organization, providing streaming and REST APIs to external partners who use Twitter data to make insights into their business. Jill has also been a manager and lead engineer at Salesforce.com, working mainly on developer platforms. She is a co-founder of UpLyft Tech, Lyft’s resource group focused on diversity and inclusion within engineering, where she leads many internal efforts related to increasing representation and inclusivity. Jill holds a bachelors in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mel Monier (she/they; @moniermel) is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. They use queer and intersectional