Amy Newell is VP of Engineering at ConvertKit. She’s been a software engineer since 1999, and has been programming in Ruby since 2007, when she brought her three-month-old daughter to her first Ruby meetup. She is interested in the relationship between suffering, productivity and authenticity in the workplace. She writes and speaks about mental health, empathy, and managing engineers. She suffers from bipolar disorder. She’s also a poet, mom, food snob, and boot fanatic.