Technical Expertise

In my 7+ years as a front end developer I’ve worked with a wide range of technologies, including various CMSs and custom code bases written in standard front end languages utilizing current best practices. I also make a regular habit of keeping up with industry developments.

For a more thorough view of my toolbox, see the laundry list.

Core Toolset

  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • Sass
  • Rails

Other General Skills

  • Self Starter
  • Passionate Learner
  • Good Design Eye
  • Experience Working Remotely

Developer Interests

  • Accessibility
  • User Advocacy
  • Mentorship
  • Documentation
  • Humane Technology
  • Best Practices

Work Experience

In each of the positions I've held, I've learned new skills and improved upon those I brought with me, resulting in a well-balanced mix of experience and a willingness to learn new things.

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Software Engineer

Lab Zero Innovations

July 2017 - Present

I work on small teams at this digital consultancy providing full product development, from concept to design to code in an Agile package.

  • Created applications in Rails with Rspec, Cucumber, and Haml for Fortune 10 clients.
  • Refined front-end custom CSS/Sass frameworks.
  • Improved UX and accessibilty on client sites.
  • Presented technical talks on Accessibility and Xpath.
  • Participated in front end team to establish internal best practices and preferred toolsets.

Senior Front-End Developer

Sooryen Technologies, Inc.

August 2014 - July 2017

At this consultancy, I implemented new workflows and technologies, improved team efficiency, mentored junior developers, and presented internal tech talks.

  • Senior Developer on mobile sites for the 1800Flowers family of brands, increasing conversion rates, refactoring, and implementing new features.
  • Architect and Tech Lead for Web Payments API and Google AMP implementation projects.
  • Tech Lead and Project Manager for Bloomreach, serving top 100 ecommerce merchants, improving search and conversion.

Web Designer/Developer

Brimar Industries, Inc.

December 2010 - August 2014

My main responsibility was designing and building PHP-based user interfaces for the company’s various ecommerce sites and blogs.

  • Designed and coded new checkout, category and product templates for SafetySign.com and PipeMarker.com to increase conversion rates.
  • Restructured CSS files and improved cross-browser compatibility across all sites, including responsive design features and testing.

Web Production Assistant

rayogram

June 2010 - December 2010

At this boutique web agency, I assisted in all aspects of site development, from templates creation to photo preparation.

  • Created Drupal templates, installed and configured modules
  • Updated CSS files
  • Modified PHP templates

Personal Projects

Each of these projects highlight a different aspect of who I am as a person as well as a developer. From the technical to the human, I'm interested in all aspects of this vast and varied field.

Selfcare.tech Visit Site

Resources

I often see developers ignoring their basic needs for rest and refreshment. I started this site to provide a central location to find links that will help us all take better care of ourselves.


Luna Station Quarterly Visit Site

Publishing

I’m the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for this long-running speculative fiction magazine and blog featuring stories by emerging women-identifed authors.

A Quantity of Stuff Visit Site

Technical Writing

The posts here range a bit, some more technical and others focusing more on the human factor in all these bits and bytes. I also record my thoughts on various talks I watch.


Plastic Visit Site

Game Engine

The purpose of plastic is to provide a simple, flexible engine for handling character creation, meters, inventory and interactions in text-based games.

The Laundry List

I've worked with a lot of different languages, technologies, libraries, and tools over the years, both open-source and proprietary.

With each of these, I have real-world knowledge and have either used in production environments or learned in depth on personal projects.

This list is fairly exhaustive, though I'm sure I've forgotten one or two things along the way.

  • JQuery
  • Jasmine
  • Clojure
  • Clojurescript
  • Ruby
  • RSpec
  • Cucumber
  • Haml/Erb
  • PHP
  • Grunt/Gulp
  • Git
  • Handlebars
  • Bourbon/Neat
  • Foundation
  • Bootstrap
  • Less
  • npm
  • yarn
  • Apache Velocity
  • WordPress
  • Jekyll
  • Drupal
  • Cross-browser Issues
  • Responsive/UI
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Graphic Design
  • Jira
  • Basecamp
  • Trello
  • Google Analtyics
  • Google Tag Manager

A Bit More About Me

I am a web developer/designer from the NYC Metro area with over 15 years of experience in web development and design.

My goal is to create things (apps, websites, physical notebooks if that's how they swing) that help people organize their lives better and then get out of the way to make room for creativity, personal development, and happiness.

When not designing or coding things, I write fiction and essays, play video games, and make things out of wool.

Achievements Unlocked

  • Published 3 (soon to be 4) books
  • Played Carnegie Hall
  • Earned the Girl Scout Gold award
  • Created wool toys
  • Taught myself to knit and crochet
  • Hand-bound books
  • Designed album and book covers
  • Was a drum technician & assistant audio engineer

Contact

Reach out and say hi! You can contact me here or through any of the usual social channels.