I’ve been working for the same company for 16 years. I started back before people made a big fuss about not having enough women in tech. I remember writing Java code in emacs (sorry vi, it was just friendlier than “I’m typing stuff but nothing’s happening, oh, I forgot to hit ‘i’ for insert!”) and compiling via command line. I actually got comfortable writing html in Notepad and didn’t feel like switching over to an editor that would do syntax highlighting (but I use Brackets now, so I’m not completely stuck in the stone age).
I’ve always loved to draw and actually studied architecture in college, so I really enjoy being at the intersection of design and programming. I met Gertrude a few years ago, when I joined her team of UI developers and prototypers, and we found that we shared many of the same ideals, as well as being old(er) ladies. Hope you enjoy our blog!
We’ve come a long way since I started in this business. I love coding for modern browsers and all the things CSS can do now. I started out when cascading stylesheets had just been invented. Back then I was also creating multimedia CDs using Macromedia Director and similar software.
Before that, I was a COBOL programmer. Nuff said. Boring as heck. So glad I got into the world of visuals. I love to create, and the web is my canvas.