I am a frontend developer with a Computer Engineering degree from UBC and 4 years of industry experience under my belt. I believe that effective communication and storytelling are at the cornerstone of all successful conversations, partnerships, and businesses. As a highly empathetic person, I love gaining a deeper understanding of people by hearing their nuanced life stories. My current focus is finding projects that integrate social issues and human connections with technology. I want to take a closer look at how we can leverage technology to foster connections as opposed to providing a space to disconnect.
Other interests include: women's rights, long hikes over mountainous terrain, big cups of coffee, and fluffy dogs.
Some tools I'm familiar with
Working on exercising my passionate debating skills in a kick ass work environment. Taking every opportunity give to me to learn from all star developers on making our product better and better every day.
As part of the frontend web user interface team, I took the lead on restructuring their Server tool. In charge of transitioning the product to a state where the interface enabled the user to flow through tasks more easily and reduce cognitive load.Read More
Integral part of the team that designed the prototype for Syncholar, a social platform to connect professionals in academia and allow them to share research data.Read More
Team lead on an 8 month project to get an Android application up and running for Tzoa, a wearable air quality tracker. A thoroughly challenging project with some unique problems such as designing an infinitely scalable system that can handle millions of data points.Read More
Got a project that you want some help on? Shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Founder. Luminous Ladies is an organization that visits high schools in the Vancouver area in order to present jobs in engineering in an approachable way to girls in grades 10 - 12.
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A lunch and learn I gave on web accessibility and its importance in the tech community. Hot tip: to view the speaker notes, hit the S key on your keyboard.
A lil music playing web app.
A code equivalent of a doodle on my unique skillset as a person.
IN THE WILD
I got to speak to a group of 30 women on why CSS is so cool.
I had the opportunity to be one of five tech experts that engaged high school girls in discussions about workin in technology.
Helping super cool ladies dip their toes in the world of web development.
✨ Current Favourite Thing on the Internet ✨
My fourth grade teacher friend found this under one of her students' desks. <3 <3 <3 pic.twitter.com/7NSxIa6ujn— Elly (@SMLXist) March 6, 2017