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Carolyn Stransky's CV

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Carolyn Stransky

Software developer and journalist based in Berlin, Germany
(und ja ich lerne deutsch 🍻)

Email / Website / LinkedIn / GitHub / Twitter / DEV

πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’» Technical Experience

Software Engineer @ Meeshkan (Oct 2019 - Present)
Early-stage startup focused on automated API testing and NLP.

Frontend Developer @ Blacklane (Mar 2018 - Sep 2019)
Professional chauffeur service available in over 300 cities worldwide.

Technical Writer @ Contentful (Sep 2017 - Feb 2018)
API-first infrastructure to create, manage and distribute content.

πŸ—ž Recent Journalism Experience

Freelance Writing @ 🌐 (Mar 2020 - Present)
Articles in Curve Magazine and DZone. Currently sending pitches.

Contributing Editor @ FLURT Magazine (Mar 2016 - Sep 2018)
Magazine for socially conscious young people who want to create their own media.

🎀 Speaking

Tech Speaker @ Mozilla (Nov 2018 - Present)
A program bringing together contributors who are already speaking to technical audiences.

Workshop Lead @ New Devs on the Block (Jul 2019 - Present)
Creating and executing free two-day web development workshops.

🌐 On The Side

Web Development Instructor @ ReDI School of Digital Integration (Aug 2017 - Present)
Non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany.

Co-Organizer @ QueerJS (Jun 2019 - Present)
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ A meetup for everyone where queer speakers take the stage.

Speakers Bureau Member @ RAINN (Oct 2015 - Present)
A network of sexual violence survivors who volunteer to share their stories.

πŸ† Other Accomplishments

Won Best Project @ Geek Girl Carrots Berlin Hackathon (Oct 2017)
Created Qarma, an online platform to report and retrieve lost & found objects for travelers abroad.

πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“ Education

12-week intensive coding course focused on full-stack JavaScript
SPICED Academy - Berlin, Germany (Apr 2017 - Jun 2017)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
Beloit College - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA (2011 - 2015)

Washington Semester Program for Journalism and New Media
American University - Washington DC, USA (Fall 2014)

International Exchange studying Political Science
Yeditepe Üniversitesi - Istanbul, Turkey (Spring 2013)