What I do


Open source contributions

Open source creations

Feminist Lorem Ipsum sites




  • DevFest WI 2019
  • Forward Technology Conference 2019
  • That Conference 2019
  • Write/Speak/Code 2019
  • Alpha Sigma Kappa National Convention (keynote)
  • Longhorn PHP 2019 (keynote)
  • RailsConf 2019 (video)
  • JSConf Hawai'i 2019 (video)
  • Full Stack Toronto Leadership Summit (video)
  • Madison PHP Conference 2018
  • Cream City Code 2018
  • Write/Speak/Code 2018 (keynote)
  • Madison + Ruby: Chicago 2018 (video)
  • SXSW 2018
  • That Conference 2017 (keynote; video)
  • ACT-W Bay Area 2017
  • RailsConf 2017 (video)
  • MinneWebCon 2017
  • Midwest PHP 2017
  • Chippewa Valley Code Camp 2016


  • Write/Speak/Code 2018 conference organizers panelist
  • Official Hillary Clinton presidential campaign event panelist, moderated by Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani (article)
  • Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference, "Why Does Tech Hate Women?" panelist (article)
  • Screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" documentary panelist and moderator (video)


  • Interviewed by local news re: tech and entrepreneurship festival I help organize (video)
  • Forward Fest: "Attracting Diverse Candidates and Retaining Them Through Inclusion"
  • Nerd Nite: "The Secret History of Women and Non-Binary Folks in Tech"
  • Led Q&A with entrepreneurship expert Eugenia Podesta of Vital Voices (video)
  • Was interviewed for local blog

Available Talks

  • "The Secret History of Women and Nonbinary Folks in Tech"
  • "How to Make Your Website Not Ugly: Basic UX for Programmers"
  • "How to Make Github Magical" (lightning talk)
  • "Using Our Powers for Good: Tech & Social Impact"
  • "What I Learned My First Year as a Full-Time Programmer"
  • "Why We Worry About All the Wrong Things"
  • "Why Tech Needs More Folks From the Service Industry and Liberal Arts"


Madison Women in Tech

Primary organizer; WiT is a community group with more than 1,000 members that hosts three to four educational and social events per month, and produces a digital newsletter every other week.


Madison Startup Weekend

Committee member for Madison's iteration of the global organization, including helping plan the annual main event, as well as multiple adjacent events throughout the year.


Forward Fest

Board member of Wisconsin's largest tech and entrepreneurship conference, which runs 8 days every August.



Organizer for Madison's Ruby and Rails user group, which hosts one event per month.


Team 19

Founder and board member of feminist political activist group with more than 500 members that organizes action and advocacy on a local level.



Madison YWCA

Tutor students, present to class, give mock interviews and critique resumes for web development bootcamp


Help teach girls and students of color how to code

Building Brave

Recruited to be a designated mentor for women's empowerment app, founded and run by Mary Burke (ongoing).