Janey is a

Strategist

Storyteller

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Designer

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Content Lead:
Strategy and Design
August 2023 - Present
August 2021 - February 2022

Figma
Webflow
Notion
Google Apps
Adobe CC
Microsoft
I work on everything from content design to strategy and UX writing.
Clients include education tech startups as well as tech-based programs, including ProgramEquity @ GitHub (volunteered), and HackerRank (contract).

I consult for content strategy, write and edit articles, and offer guidance and review for the underrepresented community trying to get into tech.

I've also taken the time to learn and improve my skills as well as gain more awareness of current events and how to help. As pandemic started and the focus on racial injustice became more prominent, I volunteered to work on projects focusing on Black Lives Matter and providing resources for BIPOC. A resource site I contributed to even received funding from GitHub / Microsoft!

One of the projects I worked on to help with awareness of causes around racial injustice was picked up for funding by GitHub.
Content Lead
March 2023 - July 2023
Figma
Notion
Google Apps
Microsoft
Webflow
GitHub
Linear
Semrush
Hubspot
GitHub Logo

I lead content strategy and marketing as the first content marketer on the team.

As an early startup, I created and defined processes for Doppler's content and content marketing. This ranged from voice and tone, internal contributions, partnerships, content distribution, review processes, and more.

UX Content Designer, Developers
February 2022 - July 2022
Figma
Notion
Google Apps
Microsoft
GitHub
Datadog
Asana
GitHub Logo

I lead the content strategy for the developer / merchant relationship and how to get developers into the Shopify ecosystem.

As part of a new ecosystem marketing and UX team dedicated to developers, I leveraged my experience to draft content and contribution guidelines, created copy templates for processes and campaigns (from ads to events and briefs), and supported goals for internationalization into the EU through proposals, research, and demand generation materials.

One of the first projects I worked on at Shopify was coining the title for their women in development event series.
Product Manager
May 2020 - April 2021
GitHub
Figma
Notion
Google Apps
Microsoft
Stripe
Looker
Tableau
Adobe CC
SurveyMonkey
Optimizely
GitHub Logo
Created and implemented a vision for GitHub Sponsors (Patreon for developers).

Shifting from my role in marketing at GitHub, I joined the product organization to help grow GitHub Sponsors by working with internal groups (such as legal and billing) to external groups and partners (such as Stripe) in order to expand the program's reach to more regions worldwide at a sustainable rate while adding features developers want.

My team and I revamped the GitHub Sponsors page to highlight how you can help people in open source. I'm especially proud that I ensured the page features a BIPOC octocat to show representation in the developer community.
Content and Editorial Manager
August 2018 - May 2020
GitHub
Figma
Sketch
WordPress
Airtable
Google Apps
Microsoft
Notion
Adobe CC
Optimizely
SurveyMonkey
UserTesting
GitHub Logo
Developed a blog strategy while managing an editorial calendar, blog pipeline, and identifying opportunities for growth.

I started at GitHub right before it became a part of Microsoft, where I made sure to elevate and grow the voice to reflect Microsoft while maintaining GitHub's fun and conversational style regardless of whether it's a thought leadership article or an instructional guide. I created a process for contributions both internally and externally while managing the content pipeline for all of GitHub.

A few of the exciting launch announcements and content pieces I took part of during my time at GitHub apart from the Microsoft acquisition were launching in more countries and releasing data about trends in open source tech.
Communications and Localization Manager
July 2017 - July 2018
GitHub
Sketch
Figma
WordPress
Transifex
Google Apps
Notion
Adobe CC
SurveyMonkey
UserTesting
Plex Logo

Drive and manage development and localization of marketing materials while refining the Plex brand.
Plex visited Honduras and sponsored a baseball field for a local team—we're all about entertainment after all! We often released the latest and greatest features with some humor using newsletters, posts, and media outreach.
Technical and Creative Writer,
Content and Events Strategist
April 2013 - July 2017
Microsoft
WordPress
Cascade CMS
Adobe CC
Homegrown
Apps
Blackboard
SurveyMonkey
UserTesting
Cisco
Carnegie Mellon University Wordmark

Managed and created technical and creative content and events for faculty, staff, and students.

I created technical manuals, supporting documentation for students, faculty, and staff, where I also managed and produced content for a regular university-wide periodical.

From creating content for students to budget overviews, I've helped manage teams and content to reach their intended audiences.
Civil Engineer,
Technical Writer / Instructor
October 2007 - April 2013
Homegrown
Apps
Microsoft
Citrix
AutoCAD
Adobe CC
Cisco
Collins Aerospace Logo

Designed and implemented military-grade perimeter security systems as a government contractor.

I transitioned from civil engineer at ARINC (now Collins Aerospace) to serving as a technical writer, administrator for a customer ticketing service, and I traveled to Department of Defense (DoD), government-based facilities (airports, power plants) to conduct client-specific training for perimeter security systems.

One of the perimeter security projects I built included creating a self-sustaining surveillance tower powered by solar panels and wind turbines. I also acted as an admin for a ticketing service I helped brainstorm, implemented, and managed that's still in use today!