Dr Nicky Ringland is a Product Manager at Google, working on Open Source Software tools. She is passionate about advocating for the user and driving consensus while solving gnarly problems.
A recovering academic with a background in Computational Linguistics, Nicky completed her PhD in at the University of Sydney. (Her thesis involved thinking hard about the names of things, then training a computer to do the thinking for her.) She went on to co-founded Grok Learning, an edtech startup teaching hundreds of thousands of students to solve problems with code, and the Girls’ Programming Network Australia, which runs free workshops introducing coding and computer science to school students across Australia. Named one of Australia’s “Superstars of STEM”, Nicky is passionate about teaching the next generation the skills they need to become the creators of tomorrow.