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 am the Director of Engineering 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, Product Engineering 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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