Jenna Pederson is an engineer, a leader, and a catalyst. She has built and led local and international technical teams, in-person and remote. She wears many hats and has experience in a range of technologies and business domains. Today, Jenna is the founder of 612 Software Foundry where she helps small businesses and startups with technical strategy and implementation – everything from whether to hire, outsource, or buy, guiding technology choices, assisting with user experience and testing, building web and mobile apps, and preparing teams to succeed.

Jenna is passionate about creating a welcoming and supportive tech community for everyone. She currently serves on the Minne✱ Board of Directors. In December 2014, Jenna co-founded the Twin Cities’ first all-women hackathon, Hack The Gap. From 2014-2015, she led the Twin Cities chapter of the Geekettes, organizing networking events, hack nights, and facilitating and teaching technical workshops to empower women in the tech industry.

Jenna also holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a M.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.