Adrienne Braganza Tacke is an author and engineer who enjoys teaching others about software development.
Defecting from the "natural" path of nursing, Adrienne chose to major in management information systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After almost eight years as a software engineer, she has worked in several industries, including healthcare and higher education. Currently, she is a software development engineer at DebtTrader, where she revels in the challenges of modernizing the spreadsheet-based fintech industry.
In her spare time, Adrienne is also an international speaker, instructor, author, and advocate for STEM education. Adrienne's first book, Coding for Kids: Python, has consistently been in the top 10 list of best-selling children's programming books on Amazon. She also regularly visits with schools to speak to students about being a software engineer and the power of code. When not visiting with eager STEM students, Adrienne speaks at tech conferences across the US and Europe. Follow Adrienne on Twitter and Instagram @AdrienneTacke to see what she's up to now.