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Hi there!! πŸ‘‹

πŸ“« How to reach me:

Who I am:

🐭 Tamara Temple, aka tamouse

(sometimes with a tail: tamouse__) (and sometimes tamouse_pontiki)

  • πŸ˜„ Pronouns: She/her/hers, they/them are also good
  • πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Queer, LGBTIQ+ positive and supportive
  • Antifa, Abololishonist, Anti-Racist
  • πŸ’» Retired Senior Staff Software engineer
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ Watercolourist, and other analog media
  • πŸ‘© Mom to two wonderful, grown women that are changing the world; Nana to two awesome grandkids; Cat Mom to Bonesie

⚑ Fun fact: I wrote my first software app in the summer of 1969, a lunar landing game written in BASIC and stored on punched paper tape, using a tty-33 teletype!

πŸ”­ I’m currently working on

  • Helping traditionally underserved and marginalized folks wanting to get in software development, learning technology and how to navigate these spaces that have traditionally been hostile
  • Building a personal practice in antiracism, antifascism, and liberation
  • Learning the craft of watercolour, as well as pencil (graphite), charcoal, and gouache media. Working on observational drawing skills
  • Learning logseq, and how to switch from consuming so much data to producing helpful content.

🧭 My guiding principles

Adopted from Guiding Principles by Kim Crayton, The Antiracist Economist

  1. Tech is Not Neutral, Nor is it Apolitical
  2. Intention without Strategy is Chaos
  3. Lack of Inclusion is a Risk/Crisis Management Issue
    ... and lastly and most importantly:
  4. Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

🌱 I’m currently learning

  • Ways in which I continue to cause harm and how to clean that up
  • Watercolour painting
  • Charcoal drawing
  • Graphite rendering
  • Urban & Loose sketching
  • Digital painting

πŸ’¬ Ask me about

  • Being more collborative, facilitative, and generally more helpful
  • Building a practice of anti-racism
  • Building a practice of anti-fascism
  • Building a practice as a mentor
  • Leveling up as a software engineer
  • Watercolour painting, and making art in general



Less frequently:

Wish Lists

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  1. swaac swaac Public

    Software as a Craft blog posts, converted to org-mode

    Ruby 7

  2. storybook-talk storybook-talk Public

    a talk and demo on storybook

    JavaScript 4

  3. Talk-Rails-GraphQL-React Talk-Rails-GraphQL-React Public

    Presentation about writing a React client using ApolloClient to talk GraphQL to a Rails Backend

    HTML 2

  4. Talk-my-personal-learning-strategies Talk-my-personal-learning-strategies Public

    My Personal Learning Stragties Presentation

    JavaScript 1

  5. SWaaC.Obsidian.Zettelkasten SWaaC.Obsidian.Zettelkasten Public

    Software as a Craft - Learning and Growing as a Software Engineer