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/
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.