Kristin McKinney got struck by the technology bug back in the late '90s, where she became immersed in the industry as a Recruiter, with a particular emphasis in technical recruiting. While Kristin's expertise spans beyond just technical recruitment, she continues to play a strong role in helping others forge their own careers in software development, IT, and beyond. As the Co-Founder for Nashville Girl Geek Dinner, Kristin believes that community is the foundation for building a platform for support, encouragement, education, and mentorship. Kristin is also a member of the leadership team at the Nashville Software School, a non-profit coding bootcamp, where leads Partner Development and Community Outreach efforts. Kristin also continues to have a foothold in the music industry. Former artist manager turned music blogger, Tomato Sass is a passion project launched in April 2016 to serve women in the music industry.