Mel is Lead Developer Advocate at Buildkite. She's spent the past decade delivering software wearing many hats; Software Engineer, Production Coordinator, Project Manager. She's driven by creating safe spaces, inclusive teams and communities. She's organised and emceed numerous RubyConfs in Australia, and most recently launched Buildkite's own developer conference; Unblock. When she's not clickity clacking, she's patting dogs, eating strawberries, learning German and watching Nordic Noir.