Jessica Lord, open web developer—designer

Jessica Lord

  • of the Warner Robins, Georgia Lords


I am a developer and designer at GitHub. I made my way here via open government development at Code for America, urban design at the City of Boston's Redevelopment Authority and architecture in Atlanta and Georgia Tech. It all makes perfect sense.

I develop in the open and try to share what I learn. My portfolio from life before web development can be found here.

I hail from the heart of Georgia but for now I live in Portland, Oregon. I love open source, JavaScript & Node.js, and stories of Tudor England.

Contact & History | twitter/jllord | github/jlord

IRC: freenode, #nerdtracker, #stackvm

IRL: Portlandia coffee shops, meetups


  • GitHub Satellite, Amsterdam 2016
  • Node Interactive, Portland, 2015
  • Mozilla Festival, London, 2015
  • GitHub Universe, San Francisco, 2015
  • Open Source Open Society, New Zealand, 2015
  • NICAR workshop, Atlanta 2015
  • Mozilla Festival, London, 2014
  • JSDC, Taipei, 2014
  • Web Rebels, Oslo, 2014
  • JSFest, San Francisco, 2014
  • Mozilla Festival, London, 2013
  • Aspen Institute, FOCAS, Aspen, 2013
  • State of the Map, Portland, 2012
  • Code for America Summit, San Francisco, 2012
  • Farmhouse Conf, Los Angeles, 2012


  • StreetWise, Board member
  • Patchwork, teaching Git and GitHub to beginners.
  • NodeSchool, teaching Node.js and Git concepts.


  • GitHub, Inc, Engineer, SFO via PDX
  • Mozilla-Knight Open News Code Sprint, Sheetsee.js
  •, Maker-in-Residence, 3mos: Hacker Skills, San Francisco
  • Code for America, 2012 Fellow, San Francisco
  • Jr. Urban Designer, Boston Redevelopment Auth., City of Boston
  • Intern Architect, Rutledge-Alcock Architects, Atlanta


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

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