I have worked as a web developer since 1996 and have a Masters Degree in Information and Library Science. My particular interest is how to deliver usable and accessible websites.
My technology experience is fairly wide. I have been a web front end developer for many years. I currently work at Stanford's HighWire, which is a part of the University Libraries. In this position, I work on the UI for our journals. Here, I am using jQuery, HTML, CSS and XML for the front end. The system is extensive and uses XML, XSL and XSLT for some of the processing. I am the lead UI person for the team of Journal Developers. I work as the point person for all the graphics and interactions that need to happen on a journal site. I am mentoring a more junior person who would like to learn more about front end development. This position works across the company with other teams to implement ideas and functionality. I recently worked on a project to improve the experience for searchers coming from Google. We were showing only a smaller view of a pdf extract to those users. I implemented a modal window design which allowed for a larger view of the pdf.
I am decent glassblower and a skilled equestrian. I have been blowing glass for about 2 and half years and I've been a horse woman for over 20 years. I live in the south bay and try to grow enough food in my garden to last all winter. So far, I am not independent of the grocery store but it is fun to grow so much produce.