Jessica Lord, open web developer—designer

Jessica Lord

  • of the Warner Robins, Georgia Lords

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I'm an urban designer turned open web developer—which isn't as odd as it sounds. I use technology to build tools to make the web more approachable.

I champion open knowledge, documentation, and kindness. Also: open source is a privilege.

Also, also! I saw all the paintings by Vermeer!


Get in touch

jess.lord@gmail.com | twitter/jllord | github/jlord | IRC: freenode, jlord

Talks/Workshops/Panels

Extracurricular

  • StreetSmart, transportation data nonprofit, Board of Directors
  • Patchwork, Git and GitHub for beginners, mentor.
  • NodeSchool, Node.js fundamentals, mentor.

Work

  • Splice, 2018-Present, Backend Engineer
  • MongoDB, 2017-2018, Engineer
  • GitHub, Inc, 2013-2016, Engineer
  • Mozilla-Knight Open News Code Sprint, 2013, 2-month grant, Sheetsee.js
  • DIY.org, 2013, Maker-in-Residence, Skills curriculum, 3 months, San Francisco
  • Code for America, 2012, Fellow, San Francisco
  • Boston Planning & Development, 2008-2011, Jr. Urban Designer, City of Boston
  • Rutledge-Alcock Architects, 2007-2008, Intern Architect, Atlanta

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007, Bachelor of Science, Architecture
  • Ecole d'Architecture de Paris LaVillette, 2006

About the Site

I built a static site generator and built this site. It took forever. Typefaces are Lora, Source Sans Pro and Source Code Pro from Google Web Fonts.