Jennifer “Jenn” Strater is a senior software engineer with a passion for developing and designing applications using new and innovative technologies. Her strengths are in the service layer including building RESTful APIs. Jenn also has experience with relational and NoSQL databases, devops, front-end, and mobile in the healthcare and transportation industries. She learns new tools and systems quickly and introduces new technology learned through local community groups, involvement in the international Groovy community, and when speaking at or attending regional, national, and international conferences.
Jenn was the co-founder of the organization Gr8Ladies and organized Gr8Workshops for developers interested in an overview and crash course in Groovy technologies. She has presented at various Minnesota tech events, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Greach, Gr8Conf EU, Gr8Conf US, and Devoxx Belgium.
She is now working for the startup Zenjob in Berlin Germany, but from August 2016 until May 2017 Jenn was a master's student at the Technical University of Denmark(DTU) studying static analysis and compilers with a focus on Groovy with funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Prior to her return to graduate school, she worked for Object Partners, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN. She was also a software engineer at the healthcare communications division of Altegra Health in Minneapolis, MN. Other previous positions include web development at GroupDCA, a PDI Inc Company in Parsippany, NJ. Her interests include web application development especially in the field of HealthCare. For now, you will see her at tech events and conferences around Europe, but she hopes to return to Minneapolis one day.
Feel free to contact her about speaking opportunities or open-source side projects in Groovy, Grails, or any other technology listed on her LinkedIn profile. She is also always available to connect for advice, mentoring, or networking. Lastly, this isn't updted very frequently so please follow her on twitter @codeJENNerator for the latest announcements.