Blithe Rocher is a self-taught developer who uses Ruby to build RESTful APIs and web applications. She started by crafting her personal website and became interested in taking her skills to the next level.
Early on, Blithe developed her skills while giving back as a beta tester for Codecademy. She has coached at several Rails Girls and RailsBridge workshops. When she's not on her bike or playing with her dog Nola, she spends most of her free time hacking on personal projects and working to become a better web developer.
As a software engineer, Blithe uses Ruby to build RESTful web APIs as part of the core engineering team.
She collaborates with team members, consultants, designers, and clients and uses agile development methodologies to ensure delivery of quality code that solves problems. She contributes to the open-source community through code, documentation, teaching, and speaking.
As a software engineer at The Groundwork, Blithe helped launch the backend APIs powering Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign website at hillaryclinton.com.
She used Python and Django to build RESTful web APIs and web applications as part of a highly-scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed system.
Blithe was known on the team for her thorough documentation and test coverage.
As a web developer at Big Nerd Ranch, Blithe used Ruby on Rails to develop web applications for clients. She worked on a variety of applications from a large Service-oriented architecture (SOA) system comprised of multiple Rails applications to creating lightweight, greenfield applications from scratch.
Blithe also helped teach a week-long course designed specifically for other developers to learn how to build web-based, database-backed applications using the Ruby programming language.
As an intern, Blithe used Ruby on Rails to develop web applications used internally by other Big Nerd Ranch developers and employees. She also gained valuable experience by working on external client projects.