Lang Alum Alexandra Ackerman featured in GOOD

  • Posted on: November 18, 2014
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Solving Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem, One Fellow at a Time

Alexandra Ackerman, Google Fellowship for Women recipient

Currently works as a full-stack web developer at Gertrude

You graduated college with a degree in both culture and media studies and journalism. Who or what sparked your interest in web development?
Well, I was working at The New School with one of my professors named Heather Chaplin and she invited me on a project called “Data Toys.”…We were designing digital toys to describe complex journalistic narratives based on data…I was working with a bunch of developers then, and I was really envious of their ability to create these really exciting digital narratives. That’s sort of what sparked my interested in web development, because I wanted to create things on my own.

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