Kirsten Westeinde is a technology enthusiast and a lifelong learner. She is a development manager at Shopify, where she solves challenging web development problems every day. She worked with Ruby on Rails for ~5 years, and has been working with Golang for the past 2. She is constantly learning and adding new tools to her technology tool belt. She is passionate about building diverse teams, mentoring & teaching, and gaining new perspectives through travel & cross cultural communication. She loves to share her learnings through public speaking and writing.