My name is Jessie Rohrer, and I am a self-taught front-end developer. Or, I will be. Someday. Right now, I'm learning code by taking courses on Codecademy.com, reading books on different coding languages, listening to podcasts, and just generally immersing myself in the world of programming. You can read more about my learning journey on my blog, Full-Stack Newbie.
I am a mother to two young children, who I stay at home with. My husband is a senior software developer who vastly prefers back-end development to all the questions I'm currently asking him about CSS. Before I left the workforce, I was a social worker, first with Children and Youth, then with Early Intervention. For several years, I worked with children with an array of developmental delays including, but not limited to, autism, apraxia, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, speech delays, and motor delays. I got to see first hand what a difference assistive technology makes in the life of a person who struggles to communicate verbally. I've seen it reduce behavior issues and change relationships.
That's why I'm here. I want to help build and expand access to assistive technology. My end-goal is to find a job with a company that builds educational and assistive programs.