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

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.

Work

Mad Mobile

Javascript DeveloperJanuary 2018 - Present

Currently building a react native ordering app and lead developer on the current website.

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.

Skills

  • React
  • React Native
  • Javascript
  • CSS/HTML5
  • Wordpress
  • Roller Skating

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

Suncoast Developers Guild Jr

Tech Ladies Logo and link

Tech Ladies

Girl Develop It logo

Girl Develop It