I’m Diana Montalion.
Workshop creatrix, systems architect, author, Mentrix founder
Before I learned to code, I was an actor, writer and independent bookstore owner. I taught self-developed courses in improv, writing, fitness, logical thinking and many other topics. I was selected for the Stonecoast Writer’s Conference and studied creative nonfiction writing with Diana Hume George. I thought writing would be my life.
Fifteen+ years ago, I quit my communications career to pursue a career in tech. It’s been an amazing journey. I’ve built software, led teams and architected systems for clients like The Economist, The Wikimedia Foundation and Stanford. I gave trainings and talks on programming and architecture all over the world.
Here’s what I discovered along the way: technology architecture is a communications career. I didn’t quit anything — I continued evolving. I’m not alone; teams and organizations who are transforming succeed when they can think, communicate and learn well, together.
Now I integrate my skills to teach, publish, architect knowledge systems and help organizations transform. It’s a satisfying way to approach work … and life.
My family and I live in the bountiful Hudson Valley, New York (USA). My hair is usually pink or purple (or occasionally teal).