Urban Airship - January 2013
Organizer, Cat Herder of Organizers
I spearheaded the coordination of the Portland Node.js user group. This included planning events, finding venues, wrangling organizers, recruiting great speakers and good content, marketing, and gathering/gauging interest for events we were creating. We offered monthly presentation nights, hardware hacknights, Code & Learn, and nodeschool.io workshops.
I began hosting the Saturday Code & Learn for PyLadiesPDX after I recognized a need for a weekly informal Third Place where women could gather to help each other progress through projects related to Python.
Recipe modeling exploration
A work-in-progress using Node.js, Neo4j, and a number of publicly accessible recipe APIs to explore online recipe content, better search discovery, and schmutzing around with graph theory to enable my endless endeavors around cooking and not running a bakery.
Currently a private repo, available on request.
How to Conf
A detailed manual on how to plan and execute a community-run conference, including a master spreadsheet to manage budgets $100,000+. Many of these conferences have supplemented organizing software with GitHub and tools that we’ve created in order to make this very large-scale process manageable with an extremely limited-size team.
GitHub Issues Exporter
A command line tool to export all GitHub issues in a given repository to .xlsx file format but built to soon support various formats.
A pong simulation game coded through a GUI developed by course instructors at Rice University for Coursera.org . This was a mini-project assignment completed for the Interactive Python course.
A Memory simulation game coded through a GUI developed by course instructors at Rice University for Coursera.org . This was a mini-project assignment completed for the Interactive Python course.
Rewriting Recipe Search: A dash of sugar, just a smidgen of graph database
Use Your Words
A talk given at ThunderPlainsConf 2014 and at Brooklyn.js in December 2014, about the responsibility of kindness in your community as an individual, online, at events, and leading.
Merge Conflict: Conflict Resolution for Programmers
A talk given at LXJS 2014 that applied crisis and conflict resolution training to the in-person and online world of miscommunicating programmers.
Punching Rocks: Bloody knuckling my way through rock climbing and programming
My first-ever conference talk given at NodePDX 2013 on the challenges a career-transitioning programmer will face, and the similarities with rock climbing that can help one prevail.
Successfully completed the Web Fundamentals course, and the Python beginner’s track, with mini-projects completed as well.
- Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act
- Interactive Python games programming
- Networked Life
Certificates are available, at request.
University of South Carolina,
BS, Experimental Psychology
Coordinated research and lab involving emotional intelligence in youth as it pertained to correlations of future deviance, especially in regards to substance abuse as a young adult.
Past Work Experience
As a Patient Services Administrator, I became the point of contact for troubleshooting during EMR migration from a paper clinical system. I was wholly responsible for coordinating the diagnostic testing scheduling across multiple systems to ensure accuracy. During my time at Polyclinic, I identified and corrected a loophole in the office follow-up system, creating a new standard for capturing higher client return rate. I consulted with the Clinical Supervisor to streamline anachronistic facility operations.
Parallax Addiction Treatment Center, 2009-2011
As Referrals and Authorizations Coordinator, I created and implemented a new system for treatment authorizations, reducing error to a negligible level. This recovered a $500,000 deadlining gap in revenue that would be unrecoverable after expiration set by providers for the facility. I processed client data forms and maintained up-to-date databases for research analysis through detailed state and federal reporting agencies. Furthermore, I ensured accuracy of clinical authorizations through clarifying collaboration with clinical and business teams.
The State Media Company, 2008-2009
As Majors Advertising Assistant, I was able to efficiently negotiate interdepartmental communications regarding print layout thereby reducing errors and exceeding advertiser expectations. Due to my quick adaptation, three months post-hire I was given added responsibilities for direct client communications and addressing service issues.
Experience prior to 2008 included positions in administration, restaurant management, and customer service. All experiences reinforced the relevance of systems being created to make a better process or experience; and said systems must be examined and evaluated regularly with changes to be made if necessary.
References, available at request.