Director of Engineering
Maranda seized her spot as director of engineering by exemplifying the ideal qualities and dedication Mostly Serious expects from our people and by leading the team well before we acknowledged it with a title. She's a particularly effective leader because she is not satisfied being an expert in her chosen field; she also insists on performing other key services we provide to gain first-hand insights. This gives Maranda the unique ability to manage her department with the thorough understanding of how excellent user experience design, website writing, and development must interconnect to yield beautiful results.
A music lover, during school Maranda wrote software that analyzes bass tabs for mode and key and converts the info to shorthand. Between graduating and joining Mostly Serious, she spent her time writing hefty insurance software and learning all she can about various development languages, especially Python. With all the insight she soaked up at PyCon, Maranda has mastered the Zen of Python.
Our Pythonista doesn't find all her joy staring at a monitor, though. Her action-oriented approach to life has led to many hobbies and side projects, including teaching yoga and meditation, culturing vegan cheese, singing at events, and playing crucial roles in the many causes she finds meaningful.
Maranda earned her BA in computer science with both math and physics minors at Missouri State University, where she graduated summa cum laude.