I'm Shannon Turner, a full-stack developer in Washington DC, and this is my resume.

I founded Hear Me Code, offering free, beginner-friendly coding classes for over 3000 women in DC.

I see tech as a tool for creating change to build the kind of world I want to live in.

Experience

Technology Director

UltraViolet

June 2015 - Present

  • Identify organizational tech needs, design and implement solutions, and create custom software as needed
  • Manage outside consultants on contracts including website redesigns and microsites
  • Manage all tech assets for the organization
  • Create key reports and dashboards; perform data analysis to better inform decision-making
  • Analyze performance data on petitions, call alerts, and mailings
  • A/B test page design and content to improve engagement rate
  • Train staff on all tech tools used in-house; develop new trainings to improve in-house expertise
  • Develop and implement digital security trainings and security checklist to protect organizational security
  • Streamline workflows to improve productivity and speed, reduce human error, and simplify existing processes
  • Create and implement designs for petitions, call alerts, mailings, events, and microsites

Software Developer

New Organizing Institute

January 2014 - February 2015

  • Developed a cross-platform (Android & iOS) mobile app for the Rootscamp unconference to help 1700 attendees browse and rate sessions and connect with other attendees
  • Created new websites using Django, HTML, CSS, and JQuery; redesigned and modernized websites
  • Migrated data from existing databases and systems into new systems under development

Data and Tech Associate

The Atlas Project

May 2013 - December 2013

  • Created custom programs in PHP and Python to automate nightly maintenance; developed new tools and features for staff and subscribers

Special Projects Coordinator

Laywers' Committee for Civil Rights

July 2011 - May 2013

  • Coordinated efforts to recruit and train 5300 volunteers for the nationwide Election Protection hotline supporting 33 call centers and field programs in 22 states to assist over 176,000 voters
  • Created a reporting dashboard to track and visualize data from every aspect of the Election Protection program including call and incident report volume, volunteer recruitment levels, smartphone app downloads, and web and social media traffic, which allowed us to respond quickly to newly-emerging problems
  • Analyzed database of election incident reports to identify major problems and trends on the national and state levels for congressional testimony, press releases, public reports, and internal decision-making

Community Involvement

TransLAW DC, Steering Committee Member, June 2017 - Present

City of DC Open Government Advisory Group, Public Member, February 2016 - Present

Hack and Tell DC, Co-organizer, October 2014 - Present

DCFemTech, Member, April 2014 - Present

Hear Me Code, Founder, September 2013 - Present

Awards

The Python Software Foundation Community Service Award (2016)

The Spectrum Circle Award for Innovation in Technology (2016)

The New Power Women of DC Tech (2016)

Washingtonian's 100 Tech Titans (2015)

DCFemTech Awards: Powerful Women Programmers (2015)

DC Web Woman of the Year (2014)

Best Social Good Startup (Hear Me Code, 2014)

First Place, Smithsonian American Art Museum Hackathon (2013)