Sarah Withee

Sarah Withee

Kansas City, MO, USA
@geekygirlsarah

Sarah Withee is a software engineer located in Kansas City, MO. She has loved computers and technology since she learned to program in the first grade. When she's not at work, she speaks at developer conferences, mentors other women in tech, teaches intro to development classes, and fiddles around with various hardware and robotics stuff. She lives up to her Twitter name (@geekygirlsarah).

Sarah's Sessions

  • Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

    You've heard lots of hype about the Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized computer available for under $40. This talk will introduce some of the Pi's features, explore some sample projects you can create, and show you how to write code to control hardware through its IO pins. After this talk you will be ready to make your own cool hacking projects with the Pi.

    Speaker: Sarah Withee

  • The Power of Secrets

    Secrets can be scary if they get out. That's the very feeling I had when I wrote a Medium post revealing my biggest secret, which was read by thousands. In this talk, I will share the story of how and why I came to share this secret with the world. I'll also talk about how sharing this ultimately made me a better teammate, developer, and person, and how it had the complete opposite reaction than I expected. Through these experiences, I'll share my insights on why being more open benefits you and your team.

    (Content warrning: brief mention of depression and suicide)

    Speaker: Sarah Withee