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Monica Powell

software engineer, content creator & community organizer

Hi, I'm Monica! Welcome to my digital playgroundbicycle icon. I'm passionate about making contributing to open-source more approachable, creating technology to elevate people, and building community. You can find me building educational technology as a software engineer at Newsela, teaching web development on this site as well as on Egghead, contributing to open-source projects and tending to React Ladies, a community I founded for women and non-binary React developers.

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Upcoming Speaking View All Talks

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Dynamic Authoring with MDX
November, 10th, 2020, Cyberspace

Modern Web Summit
Contributing to Open-Source
March 22 - 26, 2021, Cyberspace

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useQuery: An Intro to Using GraphQL with Gatsby
September, 13-15th, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia