Jessica Bell

The Washington Post

Jessica Bell works as a developer for The Washington Post, primarily on front end and JavaScript projects. She holds a degree in International Relations from San Fransisco State and taught her self to code in 2014. Jessica is the Chair of the DC chapter of the ACM and is an active member of DCFemTech and Women Who Code DC. She teaches at General Assembly throughout the year classes helping people learn the basics of code and web development. Her current project is DC Tech Stories, a podcast about tech workers in the DC Metro Area. She has been honored as one of Washingtonian’s Top Tech Titans for 2017, DC Inno’s 50 on Fire for 2016 and 2017, as a DCFemTech Powerful Women Programmer in 2016, and as DC Techweek’s top 100 in tech for 2017. As a teacher, speaker, and organizer, Jessica believes that our field is made stronger through inclusion, diversity, and community.