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Carolyn Stransky's CV

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Carolyn Stransky

Software developer (and sometimes still a journalist) based in Berlin, Germany

Email / Website / LinkedIn / GitHub / Twitter / DEV

👩🏼‍💻 Technical Experience

Google Season of Docs 2020 | Technical Writer @ GraphQL Foundation (Aug 2020 - Present)
Creating a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource for graphql.org

Software Engineer @ Meeshkan (Oct 2019 - Sep 2020)
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.

🗞 Journalism Experience

This section only accounts for work done post-career change.

Freelance Writing (Mar 2020 - Present)
Currently on a break from sending pitches. Recent articles in Curve Magazine and DZone.

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

📌 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)
🏳️‍🌈 A meetup for everyone where queer speakers take the stage.

Workshop Lead @ New Devs on the Block (Jul 2019 - Present)
Free, two-day workshops to help people build their first website.

🎤 Public Speaking

Upcoming Events

Recent Appearances

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🏆 Accomplishments

Top Author Recognition @ DEV (2019 - 2020)
Named one of the Top 500 authors in 2019. Also wrote two articles that ranked in the weekly Top 7:

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.

💬 Languages

English: Native
German: A2.2

👩🏼‍🎓 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)