Hacker in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab; Founder of Hack Boston
Abby Fichtner (aka @HackerChick) is Hacker in Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab and Creator of Hack Boston. Named an Innovation Amplifier by the Boston Globe and one of the Top 25 Women in Boston Tech – Abby previously launched Boston’s Big Data Hacker Space and was Microsoft’s Evangelist for Startups, where she helped hundreds of early stage companies. A software developer by trade, Abby’s prior background is a mixture of developing bleeding-edge technology for startups and coaching teams on how to develop software better. Abby is extremely passionate about building communities where innovation thrives because she believes that each and every one of us is capable of changing the world.