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Dale and me, October 2011
Dale and me at our wedding, October 2011

Hi! My name is Coral Sheldon-Hess.

I’m a developer, a librarian, and an engineer. I am also an advocate for diversity/inclusion in the library and technology fields; for accessibility, user-centricity, and hospitality; and for collaboration between librarians and technologists.

I recently moved from Anchorage, AK, to Pittsburgh, PA, (with a brief detour through Charlottesville, VA — it’s been a rough couple of years) with my spouse, a chinchilla, two cockatiels, and two parakeets. My work time, right now, is spent teaching (next class: Introduction to Programming for Information Professionals in fall 2016 at the UMD iSchool), contracting (both as a librarian and as a web developer), and learning to be a better data scientist. In my spare time I like to make things, play games, learn about bird behavior, and read (mostly blog posts and fiction). Unsurprisingly, as a developer/librarian, I am also very into coffee and tea.

If you have a project you’d like help with, or a speaking engagement you think I’d be suited for, please feel free to peruse my strengths and skills page, my LinkedIn profile, and/or my GitHub profile; or go ahead and contact me.