What I do

Code

Open source contributions

Open source creations

Feminist Lorem Ipsum sites

Write

Speak

Conferences

  • Longhorn PHP 2019 (upcoming; keynote)
  • RailsConf 2019 (upcoming)
  • JSConf Hawai'i 2019
  • 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

Panels

  • 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)

Community

Available Talks

  • "We've Always Been Here: Women Changemakers 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"
  • "Beer, bylines and booleans: Why tech needs more folks from the service industry and liberal arts"
  • "What I learned my first year as a full-time programmer"

Organize

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.

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Press

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.

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Forward Fest

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

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MadRailers

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

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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.

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Press

Volunteer

Madison YWCA

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

Maydm

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).