About Us

This is who we are.

Kseniya is a partner and web developer at Upstate Interactive. She discovered her love for coding and design in 2015 and decided to make it a full-time venture in August of 2016. She has taken classes through New York Code + Design Academy, Syracuse University, and is a graduate from StartFast Code, a full stack coding bootcamp in Syracuse, NY. She became passionate about providing coding resources for women through her own search for classes. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.


Zoe is a partner and web developer at Upstate Interactive. She has 5+ years of software startup business experience. She graduated from Syracuse University, the New York Code + Design Academy and StartFast Code. Zoe was inspired to cofound Women in Coding after realizing the shortage of resources in Central New York first hand. Zoe is also passionate about health and fitness, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Christy is a web developer who specializes in designing and building enterprise level web applications. She made the decision to become a developer in 2013 and has been passionate about sharing the things she has learned in the process ever since. She has been a supporter of Women in Coding since meeting Zoe and Kseniya in 2015 and is excited to be taking a more active role in helping grow the Syracuse Tech community through Women in Coding. When she isn’t coding, designing, or building things she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and finding new places to go hiking.


Annalena Davis moved to Syracuse in 2007 to complete a Masters in Landscape Architecture at SUNY ESF. She then worked in environmental education and community development for several years, and is now the owner and designer behind Salty Lyon Prints. Back in 1999 she learned basic HTML while creating her first GeoCities website. Thirteen years later she again found herself creating a website, this time to sell her artwork. She used wordpress and shopify with pre-designed themes and is skilled with adobe photoshop, illustrator, and indesign. In the summer of 2017 Annalena decided to jump into coding with a front-end course at StartFast Code. She is currently familiar with HTML and CSS, and digging deeper into Javascript and JQuery, while exploring what direction she wants to go in.

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