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 […]


Hack the Gap: Why you should get involved

By tessa on April 14, 2016

Hack the Gap is a female hack-a-thon founded by Jenna Pederson and Kristen Womack. Hack the Gap is going on it’s second year and will be hosted at Clockwork, an interactive design & technology agency in Minneapolis on May 14th & 15th. I had the opportunity to speak to Jenna recently and she convinced me to […]


“The Executive” – ESTJ

By tessa on February 25, 2016

I am sure most of you have heard of the Myers-Briggs personality test. I had always heard about it but never actually completed the test, mainly just because I didn’t want to pay for it. So when I stumbled upon 16personalities.com I was intrigued. I began completing the personality test and in less than 10 […]


Chapter Leader with GDI Minneapolis

By tessa on February 8, 2016

It’s pretty obvious that I am very passionate about Girl Develop It and it’s mission and students, therefore, when I found out there was an opening for a Chapter Leader position, I immediately applied. I try to make myself available for just about every chapter event, so why not take on the greater responsibility of […]


Time Machine set to 1995

By tessa on February 6, 2016

Now that my amazing new logo by Karly A. is complete, it was time to create an awesome new email signature. It’s actually really crazy how important email signatures truly are. I feel like if I see an awesome email signature I tend to take that person more seriously and perceive them in a more […]


Intro to WordPress Class

By tessa on February 4, 2016

If you have ever been interested in learning the basics of WordPress, this class is for you. This class is for beginners wanting to learn about using WordPress as a framework and content management system for a blog or website. You can arrive knowing nothing about WordPress and will leave knowing how to start up, […]


Intermediate HTML & CSS Class

By tessa on January 30, 2016

Interested in expanding upon your Basic HTML skills? This class is for you! If you already know basic HTML & CSS but want to take your website to the next level, then this is the class for you! We will cover layout-type CSS such as positioning and floats, more advanced css techniques like psuedos, combinators […]