Thornton, Amanda

Amanda Thornton

Credentials: (She/Her)


Space Science & Engineering Center
Software Developer/Engineer


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

2024 Session

Empowering women at UW: Celebrating 10 years of Women in IT

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