Laurie is a software engineer who started as a mathematician. Depending on the day, she can be found using any number of technologies from different languages to frameworks and other support tools. She currently works as a developer and consultant with Ten Mile Square Technologies in the Washington DC Metro area.
In 2017 a local, first year conference was soliciting speakers to talk about legacy system replacement. As a woman in technology, Laurie wanted to get more diverse speakers on the stage and decided to submit a talk based on the large and varied legacy systems she had worked on over the years. From there, she was bit by the speaking bug!
Now, Laurie travels around speaking about the variety of technical challenges she has faced in her career. Beyond speaking Laurie is an Egghead Instructor, contributor to publications such as CSS Tricks and Smashing Magazine, and a member of the TC39 Educator's committee. In her free time, she involves herself in local technology groups including facilitating a Girls Who Code club. Then she sits back with a cupcake and plays board games with her puppy, Avett.