About Me

I am a recovering film academic turned javascript developer and the current Tampa Bay City Organizer for Tech Ladies and co-organizer of Suncoast Developers Guild Jr, which provides free kids coding classes. I finished the front end engineering program at The Iron Yard in February 2017 and I am passionate about web accessibility, over analyzing movies, my cats, and bellydance.

Contact Details

Liz Tiller
elizabeth.tiller@gmail.com

Work

Mad Mobile

Javascript DeveloperJanuary 2018 - Present

I recently finished work on a React Native mobile ordering app using Redux (Reselect, Redux-Saga), GraphQL, Jenkins, and Expo for a Fortune 500 company. During this project, I was in charge of our daily builds and I worked closely with the lead developer and QA team to ensure continuous delivery of our product to our clients.

I also lead the development of the rebranded company website and the transition from a GatsbyJS and GraphCMS static site to a Wordpress site. On this project, I worked closely with the designers and VP of UX and Innovation to develop the site, transition the site to Wordpress, and trained them to continue their own work on the new site.

Daniels Corporation

Fullstack DeveloperMarch 2017 - December 2017

Built and managed ecommerce sites for a select group of family owned companies. Worked on the migration of a Rails 3 site to Spree Ecommerce framework (built with Ruby on Rails) while maintaining a legacy Coldfusion site. I also managed the Ubuntu and Microsoft Servers, and worked closing with the marketing team to optimize our search engine results.

Conferences

DevFest Florida 2019 - Orlando

Talk: "Dispatches from React Native"January 19, 2019

Discussing the short comings of React Native for android development and ways my team worked around it.

Tech Stars Startup Week Tampa Bay 2019

Panel: Web AccessibilityFebruary 4, 2019

Particpating in a panel on the importance of web accessibility.

Women in Data + Science Conference - Saint Leo University

Panel: "Get Your Code On"March 1, 2019

Organizing and participating in a panel about alternative opportunities to learn to code in the Tampa Bay Area.

Education

The Iron Yard

Certificate in Front-End EngineeringFebruary 2017

Front-End Engineering focuses on creating experiences in web browser that users see and interact with. The discipline covers a broad area, from web design principles to complex JavaScript applications that manage data. The tools used in front-end engineering are ubiquitous--no matter the technology used on the back end, front-enders are responsible for delivering the experience and data to the person using the web application.

University of Stirling

Master of Philosophy - Literature and LanguagesMay 2017

Thesis: By evaluating theories surrounding the female gaze, flanerie, and tourism, this thesis discusses the representation of female tourists in Paris and Tuscany. Specific films addressed in this thesis: Les Vampires ( Louis Feuillade 1915), Cleo 5 a 7 (Agnes Varda 1962), Funny Face (Stanley Donan 1957), Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen 2011), A Room with a View (James Ivory 1985), and Stealing Beauty (Bernardo Bertolucci 1996). Specific theorists addressed in this thesis: Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Susan Bordo, Giulianna Bruno, Vanessa Schwartz, Mary Ann Doanne, Laura Mulvey, Ann Friedberg and Elizabeth Ezra and Dean MacCannell.

Supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Ezra

University of Glasgow

Master of Letters - European Cinema - with DistinctionMay 2009

Dissertation: Queering the Femme Fatale; looked at the role of transsexual femme fatales in the films of Pedro Almodovar from the 1980s to Bad Education (2004).

Modules in French Spanish, Czech and Polish cinema.

Pitzer College - Claremont Consortium

Bachelors in Media Studies (Film Production) and TheaterMay 2007

Senior Media Project: "She's Revamped" a rewriting of Robert Iscove's She's All That (1999) combining video and performance art with gender/sexuality theory and Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.

Skills

  • React
  • React Native
  • Javascript
  • CSS/HTML5
  • Wordpress
  • Belly dance

Other skills include: Ruby, Rails, Coldfusion, SQL, Ubuntu and Microsoft servers and basic photoshop skills.

Organizations I belong to:

logo for Suncoast Developers Guild Jr

Instructor and Organizer

Tech Ladies Logo and link

City Organizer

Suncoast Developers Guild logo

Developer Avocado 🥑