Libby has more than 16 years experience developing software and remembers learning to code before there were IDEs. She began her technical career in 2000 as a tester on an anti-virus product (Vet) in Melbourne Australia, where she was born. A few months in Libby had the opportunity to change to a developer position for a PKI solution. Continuing developing identity and access management products at Computer Associates (CA) over 7 years, Libby grew into a dev manager role, and was ultimately the engineering owner for CA’s Desktop Single Sign-On product and team before she decided to explore other opportunities. 9 years ago Libby moved to Seattle to join Microsoft as a program manager in the Windows networking group. After 6 years she moved across the floating bridge to Amazon, working as a TPM for Amazon’s Instant Video and International Retail organizations. She joined 98point6 in April and regularly has to pinch herself that she gets to work for such an inclusive and innovative company.
Libby has a Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) from Swinburne University in Melbourne and most of a yet-to-be-completed BA/BCom from Monash University. In addition to her ongoing advocacy and support of growing diversity and inclusion in tech, Libby enjoys yoga, horse riding, knitting, dogs and movies, and volunteers supporting a research lab at UW focused on the impact of adverse life experiences on brain structure and processing in children. Libby was introduced to computers when her dad brought home an Apple in 1984, and quickly became engrossed playing Logo using 5.25" floppies.
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