RachelOber.com is a central place that houses most of the work of Rachel Ober. Topics range from everything regarding what she’s learned about programming to what is interesting to her at the moment. The most important part of Rachel’s work is that once she’s learned something, she shares that knowledge with others.
After completing a five-year program at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, Rachel landed in New York City. Her dual degree in Computer Science & Cognitive Psychology helps bring a unique, holistic experience to her work in web development.
Outside of her day job, Rachel volunteers her time mentoring and teaching others about what she has learned from her experience in the technology field. In 2013, Rachel founded a chapter of RailsBridge that specializes in running Ruby on Rails beginner classes for underrepresented minorities to the tri-state area. The group has gone on to teach and inspire hundreds of women about the basics of programming!
Rachel is co-founder of Write/Speak/Code, whose mission is to empower women software developers to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors. Since 2013, the organization has held 3 international conferences and branched out to local city chapters in the United States.
When she has free time, she likes to read and do paper crafting. Fantasy stories are her favorite and she loves anything by Brandon Sanderson. After finishing a project, she tries to take pictures of it and display it on her crafting blog, so check it out if you’re a crafter too!
If you are interested in her coding projects, most of them are available on GitHub.
Rachel Ober is a Ruby on Rails developer based in New York City. A true renaissance woman, Rachel has significant experience in and a passion for user experience, user interface and cognitive design. Rachel is a Platform Engineer at Harry’s where she works on the Ruby on Rails platform of the Harry’s store and subscription services as well as serves as a technical mentor to junior developers. Rachel encourages other women developers to hone their skills through Write/Speak/Code as a co-founder. Founded in 2013, Rachel organizes and volunteers her time teaching women and underserves minorities in technology Ruby and Ruby on Rails through RailsBridge NYC. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her husband and fur-child Isabella and loves scrapbooking and card making.
This website is built with the following tools:
- Genesis Framework
- Genesis News Pro Theme
A non-exhaustive list of WordPress plugins I use:
- Cryon Syntax Highlighter
- Display Featured Image for Genesis
- Extended Comment Options
- Genesis 404
- Genesis eNews Extended
- Genesis Footer Builder
- Genesis Layout Extras
- Genesis Simple Breadcrumbs
- Genesis Simple Comments
- Genesis Simple Edits
- Genesis Simple Menus
- Genesis Simple Sidebars
- Genesis Tabs
- Genesis Title Toggle
- GitHub & BitBucket Project Lister
- Instagram Feed
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- Regenerate Thumbnails
- Simple Social Icons
- WP Super Cache
My profile picture was photographed by Chasi Annexy Photography. She is awesome and I hire her every year to take cute photos of me and my husband. Please check her work out at her portfolio website.
Most if not all of the other images on this website were photographed or created by me in Adobe Photoshop. Please don’t use them without my express permission. I know my corgi, Isabella, is super cute but please leave her here. 🙂