# intros

L.E. Nichols

10/31/2022, 3:27 PM
Hi everyone. My name is La Shauna E. Nichols. I’m a Sr Engineering Manager of the Infrastructure & Backend Engineering group at Scratch. The #1 Visual Programming language teaching over 80-million kids worldwide to visual code. I’ve been in tech for about 15 years and am an ex-Software Engineer. I lead backend teams including Site Reliability, Backend Engineering, QA, DevOps and IT Support. Really excited to catch some of your in person events. I’m located in Hayward, CA USA but I’m bi-costal, my office is in Boston, MA. 🤓

Enrico La Cava

10/31/2022, 3:50 PM
I’ve used scratch to teach kids, it is an amazing product!

L.E. Nichols

10/31/2022, 4:33 PM
Nice! Happy to hear you’ve used it in practice with your students. It’s ecosystem is huge and it remains to be a leader in programming paving a way for other innovation in STEM & STEAM. It’s also a great place to work.

Simone Chiesi

11/10/2022, 3:58 PM
Same here - Scratch was a fantastic tool to show kids that building tech can be fun - thanks for your fantastic effort, really!