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Marijke Visser portraitMarijke Visser

Associate Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and program director for OITP’s Youth &Technology portfolio. Marijke knows every kid has a spark and is most excited when the spark starts to take shape. She thinks libraries are the place to help kids make their interests come alive and through her work as director of OITP’s Youth & Technology portfolio and associate director, she focuses on making that happen for all youth, regardless of their background. Marijke leads the Libraries Ready to Code initiative and is co-principal investigator for Ready to Code Phase I and II.

Christopher Harris

Director of the School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, LeRoy, NY an educational services agency supporting the libraries of 22 small, rural districts in western New York. Chris is also editorial director of Play Play Learn. Chris is the OITP Youth & Technology Fellow. In this role, Chris serves as overall advisor to the Ready to Code initiative and served as co-principal investigator for Phase I.


Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Director of Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) College of Information Studies University of Maryland. Mega conducts research on the use of school and public libraries as effective hybrid spaces to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest among underserved, underrepresented and disadvantaged young adults. Mega is the OITP Fellow for Ready to Code implementation strategy and co-principal investigator for Phase II.


Caitlin K. Martin
As an independent researcher, Caitlin's work concentrates broadly on the design, implementation, and study of environments that encourage youths from diverse communities to develop technological fluency. Specific interests include looking at learning across settings, including in online spaces; data visualizations that can support understanding and decision-making; and collaborative community design and research partnerships.. Caitlin is the evalutor for Phase II of the Ready to Code Project

Linda Braun

Linda works with youth serving educational institutions to help them design the best learning experiences possible for youth and families. She is a past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and a columnist for VOYA and American Libraries and the co-author of “The Future of Library Services for and With Teens: A Call to Action.” Linda is the Ready to Code researcher for Phase I and II.


Alan Inouye portraitDr. Alan S. Inouye, Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy.

Alan heads public policy for the American Library Association (ALA). In this role, Alan leads ALA’s technology policy portfolio ranging from telecommunications to copyright and licensing, to advance the ability of libraries to contribute to the economic, educational, cultural, and social well-being of America’s communities. Alan provides oversight for the Libraries Ready to Code initiative.


Paul Allman
Paul's (Director/Camera/Editor) documentary work has won Cine’s Master Series Award for Best Non-Broadcast Production in the U.S., and Best Documentary at Birmingham International Film and Video Festival, plus numerous Telly Awards. He most recently completed editing video installations for the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.  All project photos taken by Paul.