A L I   S P I T T E L

I really like writing code.

Especially in Python and JavaScript.


I'm a software engineer and developer advocate at DEV. Before that, I was a lead instructor at General Assembly teaching their Web Development Immersive for both campus and enterprise programs. I currently teach their Python part time class. I am one of their distinguished faculty members, part of the Python Product Advisory Board, and have been nominated for a GAccolade award. Before teaching, I was a software engineer at a startup.

I blog a lot about code and my life as a developer. My blog posts have had over 900k reads and have been featured on DEV's top 7, the top spot on HackerNews, FreeCodeCamp, and in JSWeekly. You can hear about new posts on my newsletter.

I'm also a director for Women Who Code DC, a co-founder of the Art Code Collective, and the DC Chapter Lead for Vue Vixens.

When I'm not coding you can find me watching my favorite New England sports teams, taking runs around Capitol Hill with my dog Blair, or rock climbing.




Augmented Reality in JavaScript

Portsmouth AWS

Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post!


Writing to grow your open source project


Yes, You Should Write That Blog Post


Those Who Can Do Should Also Teach

Mozilla ViewSource

Augmented Reality in JavaScript

Selected Previous Talks

Women Who Code Boston

Yes, you should write that blog post

Revolution Conference

Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post!

Women in Tech Summit

Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post


Navigating the Spooky World of JavaScript


Learning CSS Through Creating Art


Augmented Reality in JavaScript

Mid-Atlantic Developer Conference

Augmented Reality in JavaScript

DEV Workshop

Learning CSS Through Creating Art

NOVA Code Camp

Augmented Reality in JavaScript


What are Web Frameworks?


A few recent posts...

Selected Personal Projects

Learn Code from Us

A site that features people from underrepresented groups in tech who create awesome programming resources

Political Discussion

Part of my senior thesis in college: visualizes how people are discussing Senators on Twitter.

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