I'm a web developer, but first and foremost, I'm a community member. My communities include women-in-tech-on-Twitter, progressives fighting for change in a red state, r/weddingplanning, advocates for renters' rights and affordable housing, my book club, people making cool stuff on Glitch, and so many more. My communities are what drive me - coding is my job but not my life, even though some of those community memberships only make sense because I code.
I need that $$$ to pay my mortgage.
- Attempting to run for public office while maintaining a full-time job and a healthy home life. My goal is to advance the conversation in local politics to include more people whose voices have been ignored, and prioritize the needs of those who are facing the greatest challenges.
- Some big projects I shipped in 2018 at my last job, especially around major speed improvements to our PHPUnit test suite.
Fighting to make accessibility a first-class concern on every product I'm involved with, and training coworkers on semantic HTML and testing with Voiceover. I even made this app to help fellow devs practice their screenreader skills.
- Helping organize my neighbors to fight for (and win!) increased safety on a major street through our neighborhood.
- Build accessibility into product design from the beginning of every iteration.
- Promote more women into leadership roles and give them authority to foster healthy teams.
- Reckon with the ethics of every piece of software we write.
- Teach our families how to use password managers, switch to encrypted messaging systems, and protect their personal info. (Including DNA!)
- Run for office and support candidates who are working to make the world a more inclusive place for all. (Not sure how? @ me!)