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Learn More About Rachelle Rathbone - Former Teacher, Engineer, Author, Public Speaker


I’m a teacher turned software who taught for 10 years, retired in 2016, and retrained to be an engineer. I landed my first gig the month I graduated and took on the task of being the sole web developer at a very small startup called Migo. From there I went on to work at Nordstrom where I worked with a team of talented people to rebuild the existing point of sale system that has been around for almost 17 years. During my time working at those 2 companies I also authored a [GatsbyJS and React course](https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/hands-on-web-development-with-react-and-gatsbyjs-video) for Packt Publishing (and used the app from that as the template for this very site) and did a talk about [gif accessibility](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwfmlOyOETk) 'at' CascadiaJS's first ever virtual conference.

Right now, I’m a stay at home mum trying to squeeze in some coding and blogging whenever I can. Myself and my family just not long ago moved from Seattle to Sydney during a pandemic (do not recommend) and I’m taking care of the tiny human in the house until he starts daycare next year. He’ll be in full-time care soon so my hunt for my next role has begun!

Feel free to reach out in the comments section below. :)

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