• Erica Joy Baker

      Senior Engineering Manager, Patreon

      Long Bio

      Erica is a Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon and advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, and expanding access to tech education. Erica's career in tech began fifteen years ago doing domain administration for the University of Alaska Statewide System, before becoming a Googler in 2006. Erica's role grew and shifted within Google, growing from Support Technician to Site Reliability Engineer. At Slack, she built the Native Client Build and Release infrastructure. She joined Patreon in 2017 where she manages the Infrastructure Engineering team.

       

      Erica is on the Board of Directors for Girl Develop It, the advisory Boards for Atipica and Hack the Hood, and is a Tech Mentor for Black Girls Code. Erica is a founding member of Project Include, was the 2015 Level Playing Field Institute Lux Award winner, a nominee for the 2016 Crunchies Include Diversity Award, and was included in WIRED Magazine's 2016 Next List. Erica is currently based in Oakland, California.

      Short Bio

      Erica is a Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon. Erica's career in tech began fifteen years ago doing tech support for the University of Alaska before becoming a Googler in 2006. She joined Slack in 2015, and moved on to Patreon in 2017. Erica is a member of the Girl Develop It Board of Directors, the Code.org Diversity Council, and is on the Advisory Boards for Barbie, Atipica, and Hack the Hood. Erica is currently based in Oakland, California.

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