Kesha Williams Chick-fil-A
Kesha (pronounced KEY-SHA) Williams is a software engineer with over 20 years experience specializing in full stack web application development using Java, Spring, Angular, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). She’s trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Europe, and Asia while teaching Java at the university level. She did her summer internship with the National Security Agency (NSA); how cool is that? She most recently won the Ada Lovelace Award in Computer Engineering from Look Far and the Think Different Innovation Award from Chick-fil-A for her work on investigating how emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance restaurant operations and customer experiences. In her spare time, she leads the Georgia chapter of Technovation, speaks at technical conferences across the country, serves as a mentor with the New York Academy of Sciences, and conducts free “Hour of Code” workshops for children at her local library.