Welcome to Katie Thomas, Thumbtack’s newest engineer. Katie is joining us from Hackbright – “The Engineering Fellowship for Women.” Before honing her engineering skills, Katie was teaching mathematics to middle-schoolers. Her favorite topic was (of course) computer science. She especially loved helping people, especially young women, who might not have otherwise had a great opportunity to learn math and CS.
It should be no surprise that Katie’s final Hackbright project was course management software for a fellow teacher. The software emphasized student participation, and helped teachers and students both find common ground on the ever-important topics of grades,