Maureen McElaney

Maureen (aka Mo) McElaney

Technologist, Advocate, Public Speaker, Community Organizer
Pronouns: She/They


Maureen McElaney is a Program Manager for IBM Quantum’s Workforce Advocacy team.
With 10 years of experience doing tech community organizing, including teaching workshops
and classes on coding skills, moderating and contributing to open source software and
communities, and presenting at conferences internationally on topics such as open source, cloud
computing, and ethical ai. They are passionate about building an equitable workforce in tech.

About Me


My Work Work

I am an experienced leader, program mananger, mentor, and community organizer specializing in open source, ethical AI, cloud database technology, and developer productivity. Check me out on LinkedIn to see more about my work history.

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My Community Work

I am on the board of the Vermont Technology Alliance, a non-profit business association dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing technology businesses and technology jobs in the state of Vermont. I'm a co-leader for Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and am on the tutorial committee for PyCon US in 2020 and 2021. I act as admin and actively engage with multiple US national and international slack communities.


My Blog

My love affair with writing began in Ms. Cardomom's class in 6th grade. In my Blog you'll find things that interest me about technology, musings from my personal experiences, and rantings about society at large. I'm interested in learning more about how to fight for those who don't have a voice, supporting underserved communities, and chronicling my adventures living in the frosty North.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the interwebs...