About

Policy researcher and software engineer, trying to do the most good.

Jenny Brennan - a brown-haired woman stood infront of the sea

I research data, AI, policy and society at the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Previously in software engineering at Twitter and Entrepreneur First, I've also worked with a number of early stage startups on projects ranging from developing AI personal assistants to an editor for the BBC micro:bit. I have a soft spot for Clojure and functional programming.

I'm a lead instructor with Code First: Girls, have lectured in Data Ethics at Ada College, and founded the Coders Who Teach community. I curate London Tech Meetups and am an experienced public speaker - from meetups, to conferences, to panel moderation.

My academic background is in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and I have a particular interest in the effects of unconscious bias in hiring processes.

When I'm not doing those things, I'm usually found advocating for effective altruism (can I recommend this book?) or behind a drum kit.