I am a Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Parity, where I help developers learn and build on the decentralized web.
I am also a second career developer and previously spent nearly a decade working in the fields of public service, community organizing, and adult education. During my previous career, I was published in places such as Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The Denver Post, and other publications. I am a native Californian who spent a long time living in NYC and now reside near Tel Aviv in Israel.
You can connect me with me on my site, on Twitter or on LinkedIn. I look forward to being in touch!
Unless you’re self-employed you work for a system. That system is comprised of its own culture in decision making, inclusivity, and a lot more. As one person in a system how can you make an impact on it? Sometimes you can’t change the weather, but you can change the climate in your own room. You may even find that if you change the temperature in enough rooms, surprisingly, you end up changing the weather. In this talk, we’ll discuss a process of systems change that is ground up, going from the micro to the macro. You’ll leave more empowered to start changing the climate in your own workplace.
|Best Practices for Building with External APIs||Momentum Dev Con||October 2021|
|Self-Care on Rails||RailsConf||April 2021|
|On The Fast Track To Station||FOSDEM21||February 2021|
|Arrival: The Journey of our Documentation Platform to Station||API The Docs Virtual||November 2020|
|What’s Love Got To Do With It? Ruby and Sentiment Analysis||Birmingham on Rails||January 2020|
|What’s Love Got To Do With It? Ruby and Sentiment Analysis||RubyConf||November 2019|
|Building Open Source Communities of Starfish||GitHub Universe||November 2019|
|From the Pulpit to DevRel: Lessons Learned Along the Way||DevRelCon San Francisco 2019||June 2019|
|How A Git Based Education Cultivates More Resilient Developers||Git Merge||February 2019|
|Open Source Is Not Just About Code||August Penguin TLV||November 2018|
|How to Prepare for the Technical Interview||JSConf EU 2018||June 2018|