I'm a software engineer, writer, public speaker, and community organizer based in Chicago.

I moved to Chicago in 2014 to attend Dev Bootcamp (RIP). I work primarily in Python and Java.

One of my passions is providing career support and continuing education to fellow career changers. I started co-organizing with Chicago PyLadies in May 2015. I also write and speak about software development, women in tech, community building, and professional development. If you would like me to speak at your event, reach out via email or Twitter.

Photo of Jess Unrein with a floral snapback hat and pearl necklace