Teri Chadbourne

Full-Stack Web Developer | Developer Advocate

Crafting developer communities through events

Skills Overview

I'm a full-stack web developer and developer advocate with a passion for crafting developer communities through events. I'm proud to co-organize Offline Camp, an unconference tech retreat that's building the Offline First community, one campfire at a time. As a developer advocate, I help my fellow coders succeed by creating beginner-friendly blog posts, tutorials, talks, and code samples on topics including Offline First and Progressive Web Apps.

Below is a quick overview of my main technical skill sets and areas of expertise. Curious to learn more? Read about my journey to coding or download my resume.

Front End

  • Ember/Angular
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • TypeScript
  • Node.js
  • PouchDB
  • Handlebars/Pug
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5/CSS3/Sass

Back End

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Express
  • PostgreSQL
  • CouchDB
  • MongoDB

Other

  • Offline First
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Developer Relations
  • Community Building
  • Event Management
  • Git/GitHub

Featured Blog Posts

Crafting Community Events That Leave Them Wanting S’more

  • June 30, 2016
Offline Camp is among the most impactful tech many of our guests have ever attended. What’s the secret to creating such a compelling experience?

Making Your App Awesome When the Network Isn't (Part 1)

  • March 8, 2018
A beginner’s guide to offline data storage and sync with PouchDB & Apache CouchDB™

Making Your App Awesome When the Network Isn't (Part 2)

  • March 13, 2018
A beginner’s guide to ensuring quick page loads — offline or not — with service workers

Building the Offline First Community, One Campfire at a Time

  • Feb 1, 2017
The growth of the Offline First community in 2016
View all posts on Medium

Featured Talks

Offline First: Making Your App Awesome When the Network Isn't

  • October 11, 2018
  • Video
  • Node+JS Interactive

With an Offline First mindset, some simple client-side code, and an assist from PouchDB, Apache CouchDB™, and service workers, you can deliver amazing user experiences in all network conditions. Learn more in my tutorials or repo.

Offline First: Making Your App Awesome When the Network Isn't

  • June 22, 2018
  • Video
  • We RISE Tech Conference

With an Offline First mindset, some simple client-side code, and an assist from PouchDB, Apache CouchDB™, and service workers, you can deliver amazing user experiences in all network conditions. Learn more in my tutorials or repo.

Speaking Engagements

I've been invited to speak at developer conferences and meetups on subjects including:

Offline First
Building developer communities
Crafting impactful tech events
Transitioning into tech
Check out some of my recent talk submissions on PaperCall, or reach out to discuss a topic you have in mind.

My Background

I'm a full-stack web developer and developer advocate with a passion for crafting developer communities through events. I'm proud to co-organize Offline Camp, an unconference tech retreat that's building the Offline First community, one campfire at a time. As a developer advocate, I help my fellow coders succeed by creating beginner-friendly blog posts, tutorials, talks, and code samples on topics including Offline First and Progressive Web Apps.

My journey to web development started with the first program I wrote in Basic on an Apple IIe as a preschooler. I took a long hiatus from programming to focus on such pursuits as elementary school, an education degree, and a 10-year career as a meeting planner. It was my work in the events industry that ultimately led me back into the tech scene, as I began planning conferences for web developers and designers. My subsequent work as an event marketer for the NoSQL DBaaS Cloudant led into a role managing event strategy for a developer advocacy team, and from there I happily found my way back to coding when I started planning Offline Camp.

I consider myself a lifelong learner, and have eagerly sought out courses on web development ever since I was handed the keys to Offline Camp's GitHub castle in 2016. Programming, like event planning, is a logistical puzzle, and I love the problem solving it involves. I excel at seeing how the smallest details fit into the big picture, and I design web applications with user experience in mind. My most recent developer advocacy role gave me the opportunity to hone my front-end skills by contributing to both public websites and internal tools, while sharing my learning with others through blog posts and talks. I recently completed a 3-month immersive web development bootcamp at General Assembly, where I focused on full-stack technologies through both group and individual projects.

How can I help?

Looking for a full-stack developer to build your next web app? Need help growing the developer community that uses your technology? Let's talk.