I’m a lady, a front-end architect, and an Austinite.
I've been writing HTML and CSS for over ten years. I architecting Sass and CSS, and think refactoring it is even more exciting, especially for enterprise products and applications.
After working for small client-focused web shops, I kicked off my product-based career at Bazaarvoice building CSS templates, learning to refactor, and designing and testing new products. Then I moved to Square Root to build the front-end architecture for their flagship application, Coefficient.
I also MakerSquare, as well as and for internal projects.front-end development to beginners at
Now I am a Front-End Architect at RetailMeNot in Austin. We are building a consumable front-end Sass style guide and code package as well as redesigning RMN.com!
I firmly believe in working with great people and that the best opportunities come from saying yes and figuring it out later. I'm enthusiastic about how working on products differs from client work, how we learn and inspire, and diversity in the tech industry.
I'm spending more time than ever speaking at conferences and sharing my knowledge. I speak mainly about Sass, refactoring, and how we learn, challenge ourselves, and help others along the way.
At a conference recently I gave a talk titled “I Have No Idea What I'm Doing“ about learning & impostor syndrome. After I spoke, an older woman came up to me. She said she'd been learning to code for 6 months, and didn't feel like she could attend events as a beginner, but seeing my talk title was enough to encourage her that she could belong.
Encouraging and inspiring people like her, whereever they are in their journey, has become my inspiration.
Instead of speaking, I am focusing most of my 2015 conference energies on running the CFP and speaker selection for SassConf.
Exploring impostor syndrome, the fine line between deceit and 'fake it til you make it,' and discovering ways we can be intentful about how we learn, challenge ourselves, and share our knowledge.
An overview of Sass features, installation and tools, and authoring tips and tricks.
Performance, language, clean, commented and modular code, semantics, interactivity, workflow, and testing are all pieces of the puzzle that is a delightful experience. Everyone who works on your site is responsible for the user experience.
Everyone's telling you how amazing Sass is… but what do you mean you can't just delete your entire CSS folder and start over? Where do you begin transferring your legacy CSS to Sass? Learn how to use Sass as a tool that will help you write maintainable, modular CSS that is easy to refactor as you move forward—and maybe even help clean up your HTML, too.
I have a GIFand enjoy using them obnoxiously, an epic makeup collection, and never met . I love to cook and am currently trying to perfect my migas recipe.
Please say hello!