Who We Are


Jessie D’Amato Ford

Jessie D’Amato Ford is Global Senior Director, Community for Topcoder. She manages teams on every continent with one goal in mind: to keep the 1.6+ million Topcoder Community members (the top developers, designers, data scientists and testers from 190+ countries) happy and engaged. During her 16+ year tenure, she has managed the internationally renown Topcoder Open annual conference (TCO), regional events and IT competitions around the world, and implemented member-based incentive programs that have resulted in life-changing opportunities for the ever-expanding Topcoder Community.

In 2021, Jessie started The Brackets Club, a nonprofit organization to aid community freelancers in need. As the Founder of this nonprofit, she’s collecting funding from industry leaders and individuals for financial support during tragedy for community freelancers without access to health benefits or insurance.

Jessie works from her home office on the shoreline of Connecticut with her husband and two children. She has the pleasure and chaos of being a busy working mom and writer on top of her career at Topcoder and The Brackets Club.

The Brackets Club Volunteers

Korie Witcraft
James Marquez
Daniela P.
Harshit Mehta