Jessica Lord, open web developer—designer

Jessica Lord

  • of the Warner Robins, Georgia Lords


I'm an urban designer turned open web developer—which isn't as odd as it sounds.

I'm the lead for the Developer Tools team at Glitch. Before that I worked on the API at Splice and before that a bunch of things at GitHub, last was starting the Electron team. The year that changed everything was being a Code for America fellow in 2012.

I did the fellowship after working at the City of Boston's Urban Design Technology group and an architecture firm. Before that I was in college, Georgia Tech, graduating with an architecture degree. Before all that I was an awkward teen in Middle Georgia and a baby!

I champion open knowledge, documentation, and kindness. Also: open source is a privilege. Selected side projects are on my work page.

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

Get in touch | twitter/jllord | github/jlord | IRC: freenode, jlord




  • Glitch, 2019-Present, Developer Tools Lead
  • Splice, 2018-2019, Backend Engineer
  • MongoDB, 2017-2018, Engineer
  • GitHub, Inc, 2013-2016, Engineer
  • Mozilla-Knight Open News Code Sprint, 2013, 2-month grant, Sheetsee.js
  •, 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


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

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