I’m a technologist and writer in Chicago, with a background in web design and development, conference speaking and community organzing.
In 2011, I became a chapter founder and teacher with Girl Develop It, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing coding classes for women, and I currently serve the entire organization as an advisor. I am also the founder and instructor of Code and Cupcakes Chicago, a series of coding workshops for mothers and daughters.
I currently work as the curriculum director of open source content at online tech course provider Pluralsight.
I have spoken extensively about web design and development, diversity/inclusion and tech education, and focus on making tech and tech education accessible to everyone.
Chicago, IL 60613
- Rails Girls Summer of Code Trust Committee member, 2014 & 2015
- Codemash Design track selection, 2015 & 2016
- SassConf mentoring team member, 2015
- Clojure Cup judge, 2013 & 2014
- The Setup interview
- Brit.co interview with Girl Develop It mothers
- ChicagoInno article/interview about Code and Cupcakes
- DNAinfo Chicago article/interview about Code and Cupcakes
- The Mary Sue interview
- The Mary Sue article on Code and Cupcakes
- Huffington Post Chicago article on Code and Cupcakes
- Motherboard podcast interview
- "Ten women impacting the tech startup scene in Chicago"
- .NET Rocks podcast interview
- WGN midday news spot on Code and Cupcakes
- Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation article on Code and Cupcakes
- Hoist interview at WDCNZ
- CFHour Podcast interview
- Learn to Code: Tips for Designers
- Digital Ocean's 20 Developers to Follow in 2014
- The Tablet Show podcast interview
- "5 women busting through the tech industry's glass ceiling," The Week
- CBS Chicago television interview on Dev Bootcamp
- Strange Loop podcast interview at Codemash
- "Defying Gender Codes," Columbus Dispatch
- UGtastic video interview at SCNA
- Runtime Expectations podcast interview at Clojure Conj
- Engine Yard "Chicks Who Rip" podcast interview
- Weapons of Mass Creation Fest speaker blog interview
- ThinkRelevance podcast interview