Who We Are


Jessie D’Amato Ford

Jessie D’Amato Ford is Global Senior Director for the Topcoder community. She manages teams on 5 different continents with one goal in mind: to keep the 1.5+ 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, 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. Jessie works from her home office on the shoreline of Connecticut with her husband and two children and has the pleasure of being a busy working mom and writer on top of her career at Topcoder.

Jessie founded The Brackets Club when she realized how badly her online community members wanted to help each other during a tragedy. This nonprofit organization gives the freelancer community a way to support each other in times of need. With healthcare and insurance not always an affordable option, The Brackets Club can be that beacon of light in their time of need.

The Brackets Club Volunteers

Korie Witcraft
James Marquez
Daniela P.
Harshit Mehta