Thornton, Amanda

Amanda Thornton

Credentials: (She/Her)


Space Science & Engineering Center
Software Developer/Engineer

Amanda Thornton Headshot


Amanda Thornton is a team lead and software developer supporting researchers and research administrators at the UW Madison Space Science and Engineering Center to expand the boundaries of human knowledge. She is a co-chair for both Leadership Improv and the IT Professionals Conference and organizes the Distributed Developers Community of Practice. She is committed to creating inclusive communities for everyone and received the 2020 CIO Award for Community Engagement. Outside of work you’ll find Amanda at the rink teaching adults how to play ice hockey.

2023 Sessions

IT Awards

2022 Sessions

Interactive Data Visualization in Python
CommunITea Presents Campus IT Organizations Drop-In Sessions
Developing Your IT Career: Progression, transition, or supervision?

2021 Session

IT Connects CommunITea – Networking Event
Lunchtime Communities of Practice (CoPs) Drop-In Session

2020 Session

Developers Coffee Hour

2019 Session

Exposing Impostor Syndrome: Answering the 5 Ws about Impostor Syndrome