She discovered GirlDevelopIt Philly and took a number of its classes, which introduced her to a great network of tech enthusiasts in the area. “I had a technological need that a few encouraging programmer friends convinced me to get started on solving myself, and it seemed like a reasonable starter project,” she says. “The project turned out to be more ambitious than I thought, but I was already hooked on programming by then. I love it because of the sense of accomplishment and productivity I get from spending a day creating something, and because it’s like getting to solve puzzles all the time.”
She attended a “Working at a startup” workshop by GDI Philly, and the presenter recommended looking up local venture capitalists to see what startups had recently been funded. While doing that, she discovered Monetate, and its jobs page caught her eye.
Outside of work, she just completed her first half marathon, and she loves to snowboard. She hopes to one day keep bees.
A few other tidbits
These questions are taken from Get to Know Monetate’s Engineers
First programming language: Haskell
Favorite programming language:
Favorite browser: Chrome
Favorite text editor: Sublime Text
Favorite movie: “Apollo 13″
Hidden talent: She’s a killer Foosball player