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Aileen Pierce is currently a senior instructor in the ATLAS Institute in the University of Colorado of Boulder’s College of Engineering. Since 2004, she has been on the faculty of the Technology, Arts and Media program, whose interdisciplinary undergraduate programs currently include more than 1,000 students studying computing, creative technology, and design. Pierce teaches courses focusing on mobile app development, web development, and programing. She is an active mentor and faculty member for T9Hacks, a hackathon focused on increasing women’s participation in hackathons. Before coming to higher education, she spent nine years in Silicon Valley working at Oracle and two startups in product marketing and technical support. She holds a B.S. in math/computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.