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Alaina Kafkes


Building beginner-friendly API tutorials


Alaina is a software engineer at Medium, where she works predominantly on iOS development and petting other people’s dogs. She recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in computer science and many humanities classes under her belt. Though she’d like to think that her claim to fame is her inability to pronounce the word “corgi,” she’s best known for her technical writing in freeCodeCamp and Chronicles of a Junior Dev, as well as for co-founding BuildHer, Chicago’s first-ever student-run women’s hackathon. Current fascinations include swing dancing and reading fiction.