Nell Shamrell-Harrington is a Principal Software Development Engineer at Chef and member of the Habitat core team. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Operation Code, a non-profit dedicated to teaching military and veterans software engineering skills. She specializes in Open Source, Chef, Ruby, Rails, Rust, Regular Expressions, and Test Driven Development and has traveled the world speaking on these topics. Prior to entering the world of software development, she studied and worked in the field of theatre. The world of theatre prepared her well for the dynamic world of creating software applications. In both, she strives to create a cohesive and extraordinary experience.