I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (with
Honors) from the University of New South Wales, before working
internationally as a corporate lawyer for seven years. In 2017,
had a late 20s identity crisis discovered my
passion for coding after being awarded the Women in Tech
Scholarship to study at Coder Academy in Sydney, Australia.
For the last two years, I have been working as a fullstack Software Engineer at Valiant Finance, and this year, I was selected as a Finalist in the Rising Technologist category of the Booking.com Technology Playmaker Awards 2020. I am a regular speaker at tech conferences, including APIDays 2019, DDDSydney 2019, RubyConf 2020, and ReactConf 2020.
In my spare time, you can find me creating absurd side projects, volunteering to build websites for charities, teaching stretch classes, and fostering rescue dogs.
Built a command line web scraper in Ruby to compare the price of dog treats on various online pet stores using two Ruby libraries: open-uri and nokogiri. Selects only treats that are the correct size for my dog and calculates the price per 100 g for more accurate comparison.
Built a two sided marketplace called Clean Nest using Ruby on Rails, where customers can book verified cleaners to clean residential premisess, and cleaners can be booked and paid through the platform. Includes location based search using the Google Maps / Places API, and a review system.
Customised and deployed an Instagram engagement script in Python with Headless Chrome that runs every hour (using Heroku Scheduler), creating a bot that interacts with people on Instagram. Instagram following and engagement for these accounts has risen drastically as a result.
Built from scratch a script in Node JS with Headless Chrome that searches for specific keywords in Google, finds a particular website, and engages with that website (by scrolling down pages, clicking on links etc). Deployed to run every 10 minutes on Heroku Scheduler. Google SEO ranking of these websites has risen drastically as a result.
Ever noticed that your Rails app is consuming more memory while getting slower? I discuss how switching from malloc to jemalloc saved us memory and sped us up (and how it's really easy to implement).
Not sure how to make your website load lightning fast? I'll show you step-by-step how to use WebP images to make your website load 2x faster- and boost your conversion rates.
On Saturday morning, I woke up to find a number of spam-looking emails in my gmail account inbox…sent by me. Only, I hadn't sent any of these.