Tracy Chou is a software engineer and tech lead at Pinterest, and she works actively to promote diversity in the tech industry. She has led workplace and community initiatives that push for greater transparency and discussion, including a Github project that tracks industry-wide data on women in software engineering. Prior to her role at Pinterest, Chou was an early engineer at Quora. She graduated from Stanford with an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. At Stanford, Chou was a Terman Scholar and Mayfield Fellow, and she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.
Jessi Hempel is a senior writer at WIRED, covering the business of technology. Before joining WIRED last year, she served as a senior writer for Fortune, where she penned cover stories on Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as IBM and RIM. In the past, she has written in-depth articles on the structural problems that threatened to hinder Twitter’s growth as well as on the emerging competition between Facebook and Google over the social web. Hempel also wrote about design and technology for Businessweek.