I'm Lacey, a developer and teacher.

I've been building websites since 2011, mostly in Django and mostly at the University of Texas at Austin. But I spent my college years reading novels and writing essays about them. I enjoyed it so much I got a whole second degree in reading and writing.

It turns out that I was developing skills that help me every day at my laptop: communication, empathy, understandable technical writing, and critical thinking, to name a few. Now I spend my work time training developers at UT in fun new tools, teaching some courses for Treehouse, and explaining to conference audiences how being a Harry Potter fan can make you better at your job. 

I like spreadsheets and building community, so I've also organized a few Django Girls workshops, and I'm the conference chair of DjangoCon US 2017