I’m a software developer and dancer.
I love the work I do at Buffer on their Android team. I enjoy learning about new things, and applying them to my work. You can keep up to date on the things I've been working on by subscribing to my newsletter.
You can often find me at conferences exchanging information with others as a speaker. Come say hello if you spot me at one!
In addition to speaking at conferences, I also write for Ray Wenderlich. I'm a part of their Android team, helping to educate people in Android and Kotlin.
Dance is another important part of my life. I’ve taken classes in various styles since kindergarten, but these days I spend most my time with either ballet or swing dance.
While studying at Hope College, I also started getting involved in dance technology and dance production. I had a couple projects that worked together with a dancer and an Xbox Kinect, and did a significant amount of lighting design. Ask me about them, I love talking about it!
Last week we were lucky enough to be able to attend Google I/O in Mountain View, California. Between the two of us we managed to see a good handful of sessions - so we thought we’d both put together
This is my first time at Google I/O and I’m having an amazing time. I’m excited about all of the new things Google has to offer. Starting with the keynote, there are some great things being discussed. Here is some of the things the stuck out to me in the keynote that I’m excited to share.
This year I was able to attend and speak at GOTO Chicago. It was a great experience, right in my own city!
Over the course of this year a lot has changed in what I decide to wear when speaking. From blazers to t-shirts there’s a lot I consider when picking an outfit.