About Sally

I've spent my career working on software teams. As a cryptographic analyst, automated test engineer, and scrum master, I saw the software development lifecyle from a variety of angles. Now, I'm applying the lessons I've learned to be a user-focused, detail-oriented developer.

I love turning human pain points into software solutions. I'm looking for an opportunity to solve problems with an open-minded, growth-oriented team.


3D Printer status Jacket

This jacket has 40 neopixels sewn to the back to display the status of the 40 3D Printers in Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab Studio. Each light corresponds to one printer and is either blue (in use), green (available), or red (offline) to show the real-time status of the printer. The printer status is retrieved via Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab’s 3D printer status API, documented here:

Runner Up in the Instructable Internet of Things Contest 2017

Tech Used

Particle Photon, Arduino, NeoPixels, Conductive Thread

Online Introduction to Git Course

An online, open course teaching introductory Git for developers, including using GitLab and GitHub

Created for the Innovation CoLab as part of an Introduction to Web Development Track taught both in person and online.

Tech Used

Git, GitLab, GitHub

Kninja Night

A 2D side-scrolling adventure game with platforming elements created in a group as our final project.

Playing as a ninja, players must navigate the Pirate Orcs' island, defeating orcs, in order to find the orcs' ship and escape.

Worked with students from both the Front End and Java classes.

Tech Used

Phaser, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, Sass/CSS

Quilt Builder

Angular application that allows users to search for and select fabrics from Etsy and Spoonflower and see selected fabrics side by side.

Node server with Mongo database built using (thanks @masondesu!).

Tech Used

Angular, Node, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, Sass/CSS

Christmas Movie Database

IMDB imitation (but just for Christmas movies), built using Backbone. Users can add, edit, delete, and sort movies.

Tech Used

Backbone, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, Sass/CSS

Github Recreation

Recreation of my Github profile page using data stored in JSON.

Tech Used

JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, Sass/CSS

Powell Peralta

In the first week of class, replicated a pdf of a page using HTML and CSS, including image sliders and animations. It is fully responsive.

Tech Used


Full Resume



  • Ruby
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Arduino
  • AngularJS
  • jQuery
  • RSpec
  • HTML5
  • CSS3/Sass

  • AWS
  • Ansible
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Active Record
  • MySQL
  • Agile methodology
  • Scrum


The Iron Yard

Charleston, SC, Front End Engineering, January 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, Master of Science in Information Science, May 2010

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore PA, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Minors in Computer Science and English, June 2006

Relevant Experience


Software Engineer, Durham, NC, June 2017 - Present

Duke University, Innovation Co-Lab

Developer/Educator, Durham, NC, October 2016 - June 2017

The Iron Yard

Product Engineer, Charleston, SC, February 2016 - Present

Regional Campus Director and Special Projects, Charleston, SC, January 2015 - October 2015

Campus Director, Charleston, SC, February 2014 - January 2015


Scrum Master, Charleston, SC, June 2012 - February 2014

Hawkes Learning Systems

Scrum Master / Automated Test Engineer, Mt. Pleasant, SC, May 2010 – June 2012

National Security Agency

Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst, Ft. Meade, MD, August 2006 – June 2007


Certified Scrum Master, August 2012

Certified Scrum Professional, May 2013

Want to meet for coffee? tacos? bourbon?