Brandy S. Byrd wears many different-colored hats that all express her personal journey, which is multifaceted and broadly scoped. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Clemson University and a Master of Science degree in Technical Communication from N.C. State University. She is a thought leader in open-source solution development, with experience leading full-stack developers and content developers, who deliver high-quality code and content within a continuous delivery model. She provides coaching in career development, Agile methodologies, and leadership development across global teams. She also teaches community Pilates classes to help promote healthier individuals and communities.
In her current role, Brandy is a software development manager with the Call for Code organization within IBM. Call for Code is about developing sustainable, open-source technology to address some of the world’s biggest humanitarian challenges, by bringing technology to the communities that need it most.