I'm a full-stack web applications developer at Cantina Consulting in Boston. Put in human terms, I make the brains behind websites for lots of projects.
I like to travel. I've visited 14 countries so far, 18 if we count airport stopovers. I hope to keep seeing new places.
Boston has a thriving tech community.
Last year I taught a Software Carpentry workshop at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In the past, I co-organized several RailsBridge Boston workshops, an outreach program that introduces women to programming in Ruby and Rails, and I've TA'd for Girl Develop It classes.
Teaching and presenting brought me to Toastmasters. Toastmasters teaches public speaking and leadership through a curriculum of small, achievable projects. Seeing all the formal business ceremonies — a gavel? they still make those? — I half-expected it to be an antique ceremonial lodge like the Flintstones Order of the Water Buffalos. Instead, I found a friendly bunch of people with diverse interests. This year I'm serving as club secretary.
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