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Carolyn Stransky

Journalist and JavaScript developer based in Berlin, Germany
(und ja ich lerne deutsch) 😉 🥨

@carolstran / carolynstransky@gmail.com / GitHub / LinkedIn

👩‍💻 Industry Experience

  • Frontend Developer @ Blacklane (Mar 2018 - Present)
    Professional chauffeur service available in over 300 cities worldwide
    • Building out the B2C web products in a cross-functional team
    • Leading initiatives around web accessibility
    • Reviewing technical documentation for open source projects

  • Technical Writer @ Contentful (Sep 2017 - Feb 2018)
    API-first infrastructure to create, manage and distribute content
    • Ownership of Contentful's technical blog
    • Assistance with developer experience documentation, information architecture and UX writing for the web app

  • Communications Manager @ Bonagora (Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)
    Online B2B marketplace and iOS/Android point of sale app for the home and living wholesale industry
  • Digital Marketing Intern @ ascribe.io (Nov 2015 - Mar 2016)
    Blockchain technology that empowers creators to truly own digital art

💻 Technologies I Work With

  • Frontend
    HTML, CSS (Flexbox, Grid), JavaScript ES6

  • Libraries and Frameworks
    React, Redux

  • Backend and Databases
    Node.js, Express.js, GraphQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL

  • Tools and IDEs
    Git, GitHub, Flow, TypeScript, Atom, Contentful, Adobe Creative Suite

🎤 Speaking

  • Upcoming Events

    • React Finland in Helsinki, Finland 🇫🇮 (Apr 24-26, 2019)
      Speaking

    • ReactJS Girls Conference in London, UK ْ🇬🇧 (Apr 24-26, 2019)
      Speaking

    • Beyond Tellerrand in Düsseldorf, Germany 🇩🇪 (May 13-15, 2019)
      Speaking

    • React India in Goa, India 🇮🇳 (Sep 26-28, 2019)
      Speaking

  • Want me to speak at your event?

    💖 Check out my tech-talks repo for more information.

🌐 On The Side

  • Tech Speaker @ Mozilla (Nov 2018 - Present)
    A program bringing together contributors who are already speaking to technical audiences

  • Co-Organizer @ BerlinJS (May 2018 - Present)
    A user group focused on JavaScript that has been running for nearly 10 years
    • Selecting speakers and scheduling events
    • Fostering an inclusive community and enforcing the code of conduct

  • HTML & CSS Instructor @ ReDI School of Digital Integration (Sep 2017 - Mar 2019)
    Non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany
    • Built and continuously developed the course curriculum with a team of four instructors
    • Led classes to improve student comprehension of HTML, CSS and general web design principles
    • Mentored students through presentations and job search

  • Contributing Editor @ FLURT Magazine (Mar 2016 - Sep 2018)
    Magazine for socially conscious young people who want to create their own media

👩‍🎓 Education

  • 12-week intensive coding course focused on JavaScript
    SPICED Academy - Berlin, Germany (Apr 2017 - Jun 2017)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
    Beloit College - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA (2011 - 2015)

  • Washington Semester Program
    American University - Washington DC, USA (Fall 2014)

  • International Exchange
    Yeditepe Üniversitesi - Istanbul, Turkey (Spring 2013)

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