Alex Qin is the founder of the Code Cooperative. She is a Brooklyn based software engineer and educator. She cares deeply about access to computer science education, and about leveraging technology to create positive social change. She works at Skillshare, where she leads an engineering team, and co-organizes Codeshare, an inclusive and intimate gathering of programmers interested in the intersection of code, creativity, and art. She was previously the Curriculum Director at Coalition for Queens, a free programming school for adults from underrepresented backgrounds in tech. She has taught with many computer science education programs, including ScriptEd, Women Who Code, and Technovation.