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

She currently leads the Payments Engineering team at Etsy. Prior to joining Etsy, she was a Principal Software Engineer at AOL, Lead Engineer at Politico, and worked on numerous projects 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.

Outside of her professional life, Samantha is a mom to three rambunctious children, three dogs, three turtles, and a very loud Sun Conure named Franklin. She enjoys taking her bike out for very long rides and taking pictures.