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MONICA POWELL

software engineer, public speaker & community organizer

Hi! I'm passionate about making open-source more accessible and building community, online & offline. I enjoy teaching and inspiring other technologists through public speaking and writing. I've spoken at events organized by ReactJS Girls, CodeNewbie, Columbia University, The Flatiron School and more.

Currently, I am a Full Stack Engineer at Meetup and the organizer/founder of React Ladies, a community for women and non-binary ReactJS developers. I am based in the city that never sleeps (NYC).


Latest Writing View All Writing

How to Add Search Functionality to a Gatsby Blog

Delete Your Code and Other Reflections from Coderetreat Day



Featured Writing View All Writing

4 Meetups That Helped Me Grow as A Woman of Color in Tech 

git is hard, but time travel in git is easy. 

How I automatically created a Twitter List of FreeCodeCampers in 5 minutes 

Grey's Anatomy Lorem Ipsum Generator Tutorial 




Upcoming Speaking View All Talks

Render ATL
May 5-6, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia

I'm currently booking speaking engagements for 2020. Let's chat!