About me

  • 2000: Taught myself to write HTML and CSS so I could build geocities sites about my virtual ‘dogz’ 🐶
  • 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 🍬
  • June 2018: Started as a Junior Front-End Web Developer at Finder 👩🏻‍💻
  • September 2019: Promoted to Engineer 🎉
  • August 2020: Joined the Editor Fundamentals team at Atlassian 🥳
Taryn sitting in her home officeTaryn speaking at SydCSS

Things I’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 ‘blocks’ (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. 🐶

Like most millenials, I have an ever increasing obsession with indoor plants and need to be held back from the Bunnings plant section. 🌱

I'm also a bit of a bookworm, reviewing technical and career development books on my Instagram, and now on the Reading page. 📚