I'm Jordan: 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.
Outside of the tech world, I love exploring different types of art and going on adventures with my two dogs: Cub and Pebbles. I read a lot and play games.
During summer of 2015 I attended my first tech event: a networking night put on by Women Who Code Portland that introduced me to the wonderful world of meetups. Since then, I have attended numerous different meetups where I learnt a lot, met some amazing humans, and grew out of my comfort zone. I've even started speaking at and organizing my own events.
Women Who Code: Boulder/Denver
I joined the team of directors for the Boulder/Denver chapter in early 2020, just as Covid really got going and pushed all our events online. As a director I run my own monthly events centered on front end technologies and building awesome portfolio websites (Puppies and Portfolios).
Puppies and Portfolios
I started this group in early 2019 to create a space for people to create awesome portfolio websites. I lead discussions and answer questions about design, content, and code. Before covid brought all events online, my puppies would come along to the events for play breaks.
Joined the PDXNode organizers team in early 2017 to help enlist speakers for monthly presentation nights and to host monthly hack nights. I also worked to find sponsorship and secure funding and venues for all events. I also engaged with the community through online platforms (Meetup, Twitter...) to promote events and build community.
In 2018, I spearheaded two larger events: International Nodebots day, and a special edition of our normal presentation night with OSCON (Open Source Conference put on by O'Reilly). For the Nodebots day event, I hosted and led the workshop, enlisted volunteers, acquired equipment, and coordinated with sponsors.
Women Who Code: Portland
Leadership Team, Technical Lead
I joined the leadership team in early 2016 after having volunteered at several events. I spent the first couple years helping with networking nights and larger one-off events. In 2018 I partnered with another member of the leadership team to co-host a monthly Open Source Study Night. In 2019 I co-hosted and spoke at monthly CSS Study Nights.