Jul 14 2017
Having lived most of her life in Minnesota and Texas, Vivian is excited about experiencing the four seasons in Boulder. She brings with her to MojoTech a pair of degrees from Trinity University; a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Computer Science. In addition to building great software, Vivian enjoys cooking, gaming (board and video), skiing and volunteering.
I worked with MojoTech on a project with my previous employer starting when I was still living in Dallas, then when I moved to Boulder with my boyfriend who is getting a PhD in History at CU, I got to work on the project in person at the Boulder MojoTech office. Then as a happy coincidence, MojoTech was looking for a new developer at the same time I was looking for a new job. :)
My senior capstone in college was a web application for social engineering audits. A user could use templated social engineering emails or create custom ones with a payload attached that would map the location where the user was that opened the payload and take a screenshot of their desktop with a timestamp. My role was to create the payloads in Microsoft Word and Excel macros with VBA.
I love the feeling of writing code and instantly seeing a change reflected in the product, it still feels like magic. I hate being stuck on an error that seems to have no clear cause. Also IE bugs.
Focus and perseverance
Gratification of creating or fixing things without physical exertion
Early on in my front end career I had to style several pages that had almost no ids or classes and was not allowed to edit the HTML, managed to make it look pretty much like the pages that did have ids and classes.
Being back in an office is nice after almost a year of working from home, also excited to learn a lot about software engineering and different technologies
My head says Kindle, my heart says 3DS
I’ve thought about teaching programming on a volunteer basis somehow, maybe that professionally?
I’m just about feeling fulfilled, having long and short term goals, people in my life who love me and who I love, having new experiences, giving back to the community. I’m in a good place in my life right now, working at a job with good people where I learn a lot (MojoTech) was the last piece I needed for this stage of my life.
MRAs on reddit have ruined the red pill for me, so I guess I’m a blue pill normie