Meet the Instructor

Maria McKinley

Senior Software Engineer, The Walt Disney Company

Maria Mckinley is currently a senior software engineer at The Walt Disney Company, where she has been building REST APIs in Python since 2015. She has been programming in a number of languages since 1999. She discovered Python while doing some system administration work back in 2010 and has been enthusiastic about it ever since. She enjoys teaching and has been teaching assorted subjects in various capacities since 1993. McKinley is passionate about best practices and continually learning and growing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Washington and spent most of her career writing software, as well as doing some system administration for neuroscience labs at the University of Washington.