Vanessa Gennarelli

Vanessa Gennarelli is the Chief Operating Officer at, a venture-backed technology platform focused on helping professional developers advance their careers. An instructional designer by training, Vanessa has worked with Mozilla, Scratch, littleBits, Flat World Knowledge,, and Guru to develop content that teaches and delights customers. As the Senior Director at GitHub Education, she led a cross-functional team and a line of business for a company that was acquired by Microsoft. She has her Master’s from Harvard in Technology, Innovation and Education, is a former Research Intern at the MIT Media Lab, and graduate of the LEAD program at Stanford Business School.