I'm a back-end web applications programmer in Boston. Put in human terms, I make the brains behind websites.
I like to travel. I've visited 15 countries so far, 19 if we count airport stopovers. I hope to keep seeing new places.
Boston has a thriving tech community.
I've participated in several learn-to-code projects. In 2015 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, 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.