Sara Chipps
Updated November 2013
JavaScript Developer

Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer and she blogs at http://sarajchipps.com. She works as a communicator and interim CTO for early stage startups, serving to walk teams throught the difficult task of building their first web application. Her favorite technologies to build things with are JavaScript, and Node.js. 

In 2010 she started an organization called Girl Develop It which offers low cost software development classes geared towards women. Girl Develop It has had over 5000 unique students and has 15 chapters around the world.  

She likes speaking to and meeting with diverse groups from the Girl Scouts to straight up code junkies. Her goal is to inspire more females to see that being a developer is fun and glamorous.

Timeline

Applications Developer

  • British Telecom
  • Jul 15, 2009
  • Worked with their in house team on their applications built for Johnson & Johnson

JavaScript Developer

  • Tout
  • Aug 9, 2011
  • Built their Chrome GMail extension.

JavaScript Development

  • Fashism
  • Feb 9, 2011
  • Assisted in creating and growing their proprietary object oriented JavaScript framework

JavaScript Developer

  • Dow Jones
  • Dec 16, 2010
  • Worked with their in house team on various JavaScript applications.

Developer

  • Daily Makeover
  • Mar 10, 2010
  • Assisted their in-house team with converting their existing Drupal site to ASP.NET/C# MVC

JavaScript Developer

  • Insparq
  • Jun 1, 2010
  • Built their GMail extension for Chrome.

Developer

  • Zetectic
  • Oct 21, 2009
  • Assisted in several applications built in ASP.NET and C#.

Lead Developer

  • Hometown Quarterly
  • Feb 12, 2008 - Apr 9, 2009
  • Built their business directory web application as developer lead. Application was created in ASP.NET C#.

Developer

  • Paylock
  • Oct 20, 2006 - Feb 13, 2008
  • Developed business supporting software with team with ASP.NET and C#.

Developer

  • Global Grind
  • May 13, 2009
  • Feature development for their ASP.NET C# application.

SQL Admin

  • Bradco Supply
  • Aug 17, 2005 - Oct 20, 2006
  • Supported their SQL datawarehouse containing tables with over 12 million records.

Independent JavaScript Development

  • Self
  • Apr 9, 2009 - Current
  • Worked for various companies, both startups and Fortune 500 as a lead developer, or accompanying a team.

Co-Founder

  • Girl Develop It
  • Aug 11, 2010 - Current
  • Co-Founded Girl Develop It, an organization committed to low cost software development classes worldwide.

Technical Advisor

  • The Runthrough
  • Aug 29, 2011
  • Technical Advisor for an early stage startup.

Interim CTO

  • Jump Thru
  • Oct 10, 2011
  • Built PlumAlley.co a ecommerce platform on built on Node.js. Support and development for in-house customized Diaspora instance BlueGlue.me

CTO

  • The Levo League
  • Apr 1, 2012 - Current
  • Leading the development team at Levo League.
Vital Stats
10
Years Spent Developing
6
Years Working in Applications Development
7
Years Using JavaScript
3
Gmail Plugins Developed
12000000
Unique Records in Largest Databased Administrated
3500000
Unique Visitors Monthly in Largest Site Worked On
Interests Over Time
Job Duties

Pastimes