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Ashley Narcisse

Staff Software Engineer, Apollo GraphQL

Ashley is a Staff Software Engineer at Apollo GraphQL, leading teams on application security and  building core SaaS business systems. He was born and raised in Haiti, and migrated to the US shortly after the 2010 earthquake to study Computer Science at FIU(Florida International University).

During his time as a student, he participated, mentored, and organized 60+ student-led hackathons across the nation.

He helped found MangoHacks (https://www.cis.fiu.edu/experience-organizing-mangohacks-18/), FIU’s first student-run hackathon, with 36 Hours of coding, fun, and learning with students from across the country. He’s also a founding member for the FIU chapter of UPE (Upsilon Pi Epsilon), which is the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Discipline. UPE hosts Shellhacks (https://www.cis.fiu.edu/upe-hosts-shellhacks-2022-floridas-largest-hackathon/), which is a successor to MangoHacks and is Florida’s largest Hackathon hosting 1,300 students over 36 hours of activities and coding.

As an engineer, Ashley has worked for engineering organizations of all sizes, from Top-10 Fortune 500 company with 6000 engineers to a stealth-mode startup with 5 engineers. His wealth of experience has fostered an appreciation for the process of innovation and he’s currently aligned his career with Apollo GraphQL to build tools that accelerate innovation across organizations of all sizes. Ashley has always been about sharing and giving back to the community, he often attends and speaks at conferences on technology, strategy, and innovation. He’s been aligning his efforts more with Haitians and Haiti, and this drove him to found DevHaiti, where he’s striving to bridge the gaps in the tech journey and unlock Haitian potential in the space.

Ashley is also a board member of Haitians In Tech (https://haitiansintech.com/), where he helps grow and connect Haitians in the technology space.