Hello, I'm Tammy Butow.
I'm an Australian who relocated to the USA in 2014. I live in San Francisco and I'm a Site Reliability Engineering Manager @ Dropbox.
I am the team lead for the Databases & Magic Pocket SRE teams. I enjoy working on infrastructure engineering and value chaos engineering, antifragile systems, automation, Go, Linux and so much more. I have previously worked in Security Engineering and Product Engineering.
I like to ride bikes, skateboard, snowboard and surf. I also love mosh pits, crowd surfing, metal and hardcore punk.
I'm the Co-Founder of @GirlGeekAcademy. A global movement to teach 1 million women technical skills by 2025. We received support from the Australian Prime Minister and a grant from the Australian government in 2016 to scale our program Miss Makes Code which is aimed at 5-8 year old girls.
Read more here: http://girlgeekacademy.com
Girl Geek Academy in the News
Turnbull government announces $3.9m for women in tech: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/turnbull-government-announces-39m-for-women-in-tech/news-story/0941ae4befee2543716e2c2489a1498f
Start-up brings girl geeks into technology sector: http://www.afr.com/technology/startup-brings-girl-geeks-into-technology-sector-20140714-ji694
RMIT sponsors first female hackathon http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2014/april/rmit-sponsors-first-female-hackathon
New startup aims to help one million girls get their geek on http://www.itwire.com/it-people-news/training/64651-new-startup-aims-to-help-one-million-girls-get-their-geek-on
Girl Geek Academy wants to teach one million girls to code. A new initiative aims to teach women how to create apps and launch their own startups, with the aim to reach one million people by 2025. https://www.cnet.com/news/girl-geek-academy-wants-to-teach-one-million-girls-to-code/
Tammy Butow: More women in tech need to be encouraged to go for it: http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/item/4617-tammy-butow-more-women-in-tech-need-to-be-encouraged-to-go-for-it
Hackers, hipsters and hustlers – the dream team for innovation: http://www.cio.com.au/article/552292/hackershipstershustlersdreamteam_innovation/