My experience with natural healing

By tessa on April 20, 2017

This is going to be a strange post, at least strange compared to what I normally post. I made an appointment with a local chiropractor hoping to find a doctor similar to the one I saw in northern Minnesota. He had these crazy ways of knowing what my body needed and what I didn’t need […]


WordCamp Jackson

Intro to Config Management at WordCamp Jackson

By tessa on April 12, 2017

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at the first-ever WordCamp Jackson. With Jackson being a new camp and in a smaller town, around 33,000 people, it means a lot to me to be able to support the camp and the organizers. Session Description The struggle is real. Managing WordPress core settings […]


Crawl 4 the Cure

Crawl 4 the Cure: Donated Non-Profit Website Build

By tessa on April 5, 2017

Occasionally, I like to use my dev skills for good. Recently, I was connected with a non-profit called Crawl 4 the Cure, that raises money for Multiple Sclerosis. Being that it is an atv-ing & jeeping event, it hit home for me. I was raised mud-racing, four-wheeling & snowmobiling and it’s an important part of […]


Why I founded Coders of Tmrw

By tessa on March 8, 2017

Up until January of this year I played a huge role in the Minneapolis chapter of Girl Develop It. And I still am very much involved with teaching within their chapter, but have stepped down from my leadership role so I can spend my free time finding ways to teach kids to code. Girl Develop […]


#WebChallenge Team – We Want You!

By tessa on March 3, 2017

The Nerdery’s annual #WebChallenge registration is officially open and we have created a team! We are looking for a diverse team of awesome people who feel passionate about women in tech and increasing those numbers! We are seeking people who share our passion. If you are looking for a team of powerful people – look […]


Proud to Speak at DrupalCon 2017

By tessa on February 27, 2017

My session, Back to the Basics: Best Practices for Front End Developers, was accepted for DrupalCon 2017 in Baltimore! I am very excited about this because I have been out of the Drupal dev world for many, many years and I am happy to be so graciously welcome’d back. Register for DrupalCon 2017 Slides will be […]


WordCamp San Diego Talk

By tessa on February 15, 2017

My Designer vs Developer: Creating a Collaborative Workflow session for WordCamp San Diego was accepted! I am excited because this is a talk that I am very passionate about. I have worked in many places where the designers and developers do not always see eye-to-eye, even worse, argue over whether things are possible or not. With that being […]


LoopConf Recap

By tessa on February 12, 2017

I was lucky enough to be able to attend LoopConf in Salt Lake City this year. It was one of the most organized conferences I have ever been to. The speakers were knowledgeable and from all areas of expertise. Not only were there lots of great dev talks but there were also quite a few […]