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 […]


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 […]