About me

  • 2000: Taught myself to write HTML and CSS so I could build geocities sites about my virtual โ€˜dogzโ€™ ๐Ÿถ
  • February 2018: Finally realised I could learn how to code for real, quit my candy making career and started a 12 week web development bootcamp at General Assembly ๐Ÿฌ
  • June 2018: Started as a Junior Front-End Web Developer at Finder ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป
  • September 2019: Promoted to Engineer ๐ŸŽ‰
  • August 2020: Joined the Editor Fundamentals team at Atlassian ๐Ÿฅณ
Taryn sitting in her home officeTaryn speaking at SydCSS

Things Iโ€™ve worked on

Atlassian

Finder

  • Design Ops: as a team we refreshed the navigation, page templates, side bar and more, giving the whole site a fresh new look and improved user experience. The page templates we created and rolled out across the site reduced bounce rate by ~25%.
  • Gutenberg CMS: building โ€˜blocksโ€™ (components) for the new WordPress editor, using a hybrid renderer that renders Wordpress content in a Next.JS front-end.
  • Engineering diversity working group.
  • Finder Tech Blog.
  • Web accessibility learning breaks.
  • Helped propose and implement web accessibility standards.
Taryn at her desk with her big fluffy dog begging for treatsTaryn at her desk giving her big fluffy dog a treat

When I'm not at a computer

You'll usually find me going on walks with Lexi the Samoyed dog, exploring our local area and Sydney beaches. ๐Ÿถ

Alternatively I'll be juggling far too many hobbies most recently including:

  • reading ๐Ÿ“š
  • learning Solo Jazz dancing ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • collecting far more indoor plants than necessary ๐ŸŒฑ
  • attempting to crochet things (I recently finished a beanie!) ๐Ÿงถ
  • learning how to rollerskate ๐Ÿ›ผ
  • very occasionally baking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ