Samantha Quiñones is a software engineer and amateur photographer from Brooklyn, New York.

She is currently an engineering director at Skillshare. Prior to joining Skillshare, she lead the Payments Engineering team at Etsy, was a Principal Software Engineer at AOL, Lead Engineer at Politico, and worked on numerous projects for over a decade at Visa.

Samantha is an internationally renowned public speaker and sits on the PHP-FIG Core Committee. She has been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the top Latin Americans in Media and is a 2015 recipient of the DCFT Powerful Female Programmers Award.