Founded in 2016, Compassionate Coding is a conscious business created to transform the tech industry with the power of compassion, mindfulness, and ethics.

Our human-centered approach empowers companies and individuals to create inclusive, collaborative development environments to deliver socially conscious products.

For each client, we create a customized training curriculum to provide guidance on topics to help teams:

◆ Hire and retain software engineers

◆ Foster better communication between engineers and other employees

◆ Implement better code review practices

◆ Manage stress and avoid burnout

◆ Mentor recent bootcamp grads and other junior engineers

◆ Create more inclusive environments


About Our Founder


April Wensel is a veteran software engineer and technical leader whose varied career spans such fields as education (Zoodles), research (UserTesting, Carnegie Institution at Stanford), healthcare (Cognoa), and entertainment (Sony, Playdom). She has also mentored and led workshops with diversity-focused organizations like Hackbright Academy and Black Girls Code.

Over the course of more than a decade in the software industry, she has devised a suite of strategies for harnessing the power of kindness and compassion to build effective software development teams. She founded Compassionate Coding in order to share these strategies with the wider community.

When not coding or leading workshops, she enjoys running marathons and cooking vegan food—because animals deserve our compassion, too!

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