Things I do
Articles, posts, and curriculum I’ve written.
- Write/Speak/Code 2014 < Own Your Expertise / Workshop > curriculum.
- Team ‘Ban Bossy’ or Not: Three Reasons Why Hiring Women In Tech Grows Business. 3/2014
- Front-end workshop, including basic web design, HTML5, and SASS for Dev Bootcamp 2014
- Microaggressions and sexism workshop for Dev Bootcamp (given to students and staff) 2014
- Rails curriculum for Skillcrush 2013-2014
- Speak day curriculum for Write/Speak/Code 2013 3 day conference.
Some talks and workshops I’ve given.
- Increasing the Visibility and Leadership of Women in Tech at TEDxRiverNorth 3/23/15
- Write/Speak/Code 2015 Conference — Write Day Facilitator and Opening and Closing Keynotes 3/19-21/15
- Write/Speak/Code < Own Your Expertise / Workshop > — 9/13/14 NYC, 10/11/14 SF, 1/11/15 CHI
- Getting more women into open source for Github Patchwork NYC event 9/18/14
- About Write/Speak/Code at inaugural Women Who Code NYC meet-up 4/17/14
- Rethinking the client vs. server rendering debate at Manhattan.js 3/19/14
- How do Databases Work— 11/2013
- The Path to Becoming a Developer— at Skillcrush 11/2013
- Write/Speak/Code 2013 Conference
- Incremental Design: A conversation between a designer and a developer— at RailsConf 4/2013
Selected code I’ve worked on.
- ActiveAdmin — contributed a more efficient
starts_withtext search to popular Ruby admin framework. 2013
- Team Lead overseeing the creation of new web product, HowAboutWe for Couples (now You & Me Concierge) with Rails, jQuery, JS, HTML, SASS, memcache, Backbone.js at HowAboutWe.com 2012-2013
- Integrated Backbone models into app without fully transitioning to framework — cleaned up JS and set conventions for use
- Built black-box billing module, which integrated with Braintree using Ruby, Rails, Sidekiq
- Created design-dev process which transformed the teams’ relationship and increased productivity and happiness.
- Instrumental in creating and enforcing code styleguides for Ruby, JS, Rails front-end, Coffeescript, and Rspec.
- Managed 3 senior and 1 junior developers
- MVP static site generated with Middleman monthly for first couple months — generated revenue
- Experimental — creator and previous maintainer of ruby gem for A/B testing. 2012-2013
- Pixelator — co-created ruby gem for managing tracking pixels. Replaced in production when Google Experiments came out. 2012
- Built flexible system for generating ad-specific landing pages for marketing using Middleman within Rails — at HowAboutWe.com 2012
- Single-handedly built web application to generate digital handwriting from a written sample and render text in digital handwriting with Rails — at Gracious Eloise 2010-2012
- Wrote Java wrapper around Mathematica API to interact with digital handwriting algorithm.
- Built jRuby service with Resque to integrate Mathematica backend with Rails web application.
- Created Rails application with highly interactive Backbone.js front-end.
- Hired and managed full-stack engineer, designer, and 3 summer interns.
- Backbone-Rails generator and Backbone ViewHelper — beginnings of generic code used in Backbone.js apps. 2011.
- Created small app to generate holiday greetings in pre-selected digital handwriting with Sinatra and jQuery — at Gracious Eloise 2011
- Write/Speak/Code — Conference and events for women developers teaching the skills to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors. Founder and co-organizer 2013-present.
- GORUCO Gotham Ruby Conference — Premier Ruby conference in New York City. Co-organizer, including talk selection, 2013-2014.
- Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA — built and maintained website along with other organizer duties. 2007-2011.
… am flattered ♥
- Interview on Giant Robots podcast 5/25/15
- Interview on Turing.incomplete podcast 8/29/14
- 7 Brilliant Women in Tech — made a list by Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist!
- Why Being a Developer is Awesome — And How You Can Get Started 1/2014
- DUMBO represents on ‘Top 100 Coolest People’ 11/2013
- Write/Speak/Code on Broad Experience podcast 8/2013
- Video: Rebecca Miller-Webster on Write/Speak/Code 2013 7/2013
- Profile on STEMinist 4/2012
- Interview on JRuby blog 11/2011