Sommer Panage

iOS Engineer | Accessibility Specialist | Manager

About Me

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Hi! I’m Sommer (she/her), a Brooklyn-based software developer currently working as Senior Engineering Manager for Accessibility at Slack. From 2018 to 2022, I worked at Apple, spending most of that time as iOS Accessibility Engineering Manager. Previously, I worked at Twitter and a startup called Chorus Fitness. I also spent a few years freelancing as an Accessibility Specialist. Coming from a background in psychology, arts and athletics, I am particuarly excited about developing software in those areas that is accessible to everyone.

Other Interests

When not working my day job, I train and coach as a circus artist and aerial performer. To learn more, head over to Instagram or Vimeo. I also love running and weight lifting. During my down time, I enjoy reading and studying languages. I currently have varying degrees of proficiency in Spanish, French, and German, and I’m attempting to learn a little Finnish.