Hey, I'm Jordan
I design, develop & teach the web
I'm a creative front end developer and educator living in Denver, CO. I volunteer as a Director for my local Women Who Code chapter, and lead an event called Puppies & Portfolios. I have a great passion for everything CSS and rubber duck debugging.
I help people build Portfolios
As a director for WWCode Boulder/Denver chapter, I run an event called Puppies & Portfolios where I help people create awesome websites.
I doodle & create things
Before I got into programming, I mostly dabbled in the arts. I love photography, sketching, painting, and creating graphic arts.
I enjoy sharing what I know by leading talks and workshops in my local community about my favorite web development topics.
Let's Build a Portfolio!: Gatsby + Netlify + NetlifyCMS
Workshop that guides attendees through creating a portfolio site using JAMstack technologies such as Gatsby as a Static Site Generator, Netlify for deployment, and NetlifyCMS as a headless CMS to manage and create new content.
Answer some basic questions about Portfolio websites. Who needs one? What is a portfolio site? What should you include? When should you start building a portfolio? Where can I get ideas and inspiration? Why should you maintain your site when you aren't actively job hunting? Why should you even have a portfolio site?
Animating your Portfolio to Awesome with Greensock
This talk introduces attendees to the Greensock Animation Platform(GSAP) and shows them how to get started. We also review some when's and why's for using animations and share fun demos to get them excited to try it on their own.
Dig In on Grid
This conference talk gives a brief history of styling on the web followed by an introduction to how (and when) to use some of the new layout tools such as flexbox and grid. While the talk focuses on the technicals of using CSS Grid, it also reviews flexbox so attendees understand when to use each of these awesome layout tools.