About Christina

Skills

Intermediate: HTML5, CSS3, git/GitHub, Sass, Bootstrap, Chrome Developer Tools, command line, competitive analysis

Confident Beginner: JavaScript/jQuery, WordPress, MapBox / Leaflet, JSON, markdown, user testing, heuristic evaluation

Exposure: Python

Experience

Interactive Mechanics: UX Developer (February 2014 - present); Apprentice (November 2014 - January 2015). Here's a blog post that I wrote about Flexbox for the Interactive Mechanics blog.

Training

Girl Develop It Philly: student in more than 10 classes, including Intro to HTML/CSS, Intermediate HTML/CSS, Intro to User Experience, JavaScript for Beginners, Intro to Algorithms, Intro to Git/GitHub, Intro to Python, Chrome Developer Tools, Flexbox Layouts; TA for Intro to HMTL/CSS and Intro to User Experience

University of the Arts: student in Web Design and Development Certificate Program, courses completed include Adobe CS Overview, Fundamentals of Web Design, Designing Effective Web Pages, Web I: HTML/CSS, Web II: JavaScript and jQuery; Web III: Responsive Design; currently enrolled in Intro to Programming

Regularly participates in local web/tech conferences as participant and/or volunteer, including Philly Tech Week, BarCamp Philly, LadyHacks, WordCamp US, Fluent (upcoming; awarded scholarship to attend).

B.C. {Before Code}

I spent the first twelve years of my professional life as an arts manager and fundraiser, working with some of the most well-respected arts and cultural institutions in Philadelphia. Here are some highlights from my B.C. career:

  • Drafted complex grant applications to regional and national foundations, incuding the William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, resulting in six- and seven-figure grants.
  • Awarded a certificate of completion for the Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations program, June 2012, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.
  • Planned and executed countless cultivation and fundraising events, including national and international trips, galas, cocktail parties, meetings, tours, lectures, movie screenings, etc.
  • Developed donor stewardship strategies and tactics that led to annual fund increases of between 12-30% and 50% increases in corporate sponsorship revenue.

Read a blog entry about my transition to the web.