Annabelle Thomas Taylor

Just your average opossum-lovin’, Doc Martens-wearin’, JavaScript-codin’ kind of gal.

Annabelle Thomas Taylor

Just your average opossum-lovin’, Doc Martens-wearin’, JavaScript-codin’ kind of gal.

Snippet: GraphQL, Express, and monster movies

Original article published on Dev.to on March 26, 2019 My software engineering cohort recently had a free-for-all day where we could teach ourselves anything we wanted. I decided to dip my toes into GraphQL, and at the end of the day I spun up a quick walkthrough of what I learned. Here’s a snippet: I […]

Snippet: Coding for Little Annabelle

Original article published on Dev.to on March 8, 2019 For International Women’s Day, I took some time to reflect on my experience as a woman in tech. Here’s a sneak peak: Majoring in computer science in college initially seemed like a no-brainer, but things began to change. On top of some garden-variety anxiety and depression […]

Snippet: res.send(“Happy Valentine’s Day!”)

Original article published on Medium.com on February 22, 2019 I semi-recently wrote up an article about how I developed my partner’s Valentines Day npm package. Here’s a snippet in case you’d like to sample before you buy (even though it’s free): The time came for me to actually put fingers on the keyboard and spit […]

Unsexy Advice for the Grad-Next-Door

I’ve been getting a lot of ads from the University of Rochester (my alma mater) suggesting that I bestow my pearls of one-year-out-of-college wisdom upon the Class of 2018. I’ve read a lot of post-undergrad advice op-eds, and I find that they generally fall into one of two camps: Listen up, you sonsofbitches, playtime is […]

Hedwig and the Angry Identity

My gratuitous graduation gift-to-myself was a orchestra-level ticket to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Kennedy Center. I had followed the show ever since the 2014 Broadway revival and dutifully sobbed every time it was announced that one of my favorite actors would play the title role and I would be unable to see […]