Emily Janzer · Software Engineer · Facebook

Emily Janzer

Emily Janzer · Software Engineer · Facebook

Business owners can thank Emily for making managing ads easier using the new Facebook Ads Manager App. Emily started coding in middle school where she learned Perl and HTML. She stepped away from coding in college to study East Asian Studies at Lewis & Clark College, but was drawn back for some extracurricular classes in junior and senior year. After school, she worked in marketing at AppDynamics. Emily noticed herself doing some manual processing for marketing reports and applied her coding skills using JavaScript to automate the task. Emily was empowered that she figured out how to do it herself and spent her free time hacking on projects in Node.js. Emily realized that she was more interested in the technology side than the marketing.

Emily quit her job and started at Hackbright Academy, a women’s only computer science training and job prep program. At Hackbright, Emily applied her undergraduate expertise and built a Chinese menu translator iOS app using Python, Flask, and Objective C. She joined Facebook and recently helped build the Ads Manager App for iOS. Emily says “you don’t have to write code that works the first time to be a good programmer… good progammers are persistent, not perfect.”