Hello! I'm Kylie.

I am a web developer, technical speaker, and digital creator with experience across the web stack. My expertise lies primarily in API design and the implementation of a number of Javascript frameworks.

I currently work as a software engineer at Vercel, where I write Javascript and build frontends. I am also a Notion Ambassador, advocating for and beta testing the software ahead of official releases.

In my free time, I am an avid hiker and photographer that documents my adventures on a hiking blog built with Next.js. I am tracking progress towards my goal of summitting every 14,000+' peak in the lower 48 United States there.

Recent Posts

Building an Internal Resource Library in Notion

Using Notion to codify internal systems as a living knowledge base at scale.

Demystifying urql Using the Dev Tools

Taking a closer look at the urql browser dev tools and using them to better understand urql as a GraphQL client.

Featured Projects

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My hiking blog and climbing log, built using the Notion API.
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What I'm reading, listening to, working on, celebrating, and watching.

Personal Timeline

Engineering Manager @ Vercel
📍 Colorado
Jul 2022-beyond

Leading a Growth Engineering team that focuses on developing and conducting data-driven experiments.
Software Engineer @ Vercel
📍 Colorado
Apr 2022-Jul 2022

Introduce new features to both our marketing website and platform. - Using Next.js, Edge Middleware, and TypeScript.
Software + Solutions Engineer @ freelance
📍 Colorado
Nov 2020-Apr 2022

Consult with businesses to analyze user needs and software requirements, determining feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. - Lay the foundation for productive long-term software maintenance, leveraging open-sourced systems when applicable. - Automate tasks like website deployment and inventory integration using Shopify, Next.js, React, AWS Lambdas, and Notion. - Develop optimizations to internal tooling for enterprise teams.
Ambassador @
📍 Denver, Colorado
Oct 2019-current

Became the first official Ambassador (formerly called Notion Pro) in the United States, advocating for and beta testing the software ahead of official releases. - Organize and host a Notion meetup group in downtown Denver, Colorado. - Notion is an all-in-one workspace for note-taking, knowledge and data management, and project and task management.
Software Engineer II @ Formidable
📍 Denver, Colorado
Jan 2019-Sep 2020

Continued to work as an embedded engineer on a variety of teams. - Maintained Spectacle, an open-sourced project for building interactive and informational presentations, through a rewrite of the library. Achieved our goal of modernizing the internal architecture and improving the authoring experience through an introduction of React hooks. - Continued to develop enterprise applications using React, AWS Lambdas, GraphQL, TypeScript, and Next.js.
First Conference Talk @ Zeit Day
📍 San Francisco, California
Apr 27, 2018

Presented 'Teaching Machines How to Do Cool Things with JavaScript’ to an audience of 400+. Discussed modern applications of machine learning, the preferred techniques currently used to apply them, and then how to implement those same concepts using JavaScript.
Software Engineer I @ Formidable
📍 Phoenix, Arizona
Jan 2018-Jan 2019

Worked as an embedded engineer on a number of enterprise teams. - Developed microservices using Kubernetes, Firebase, Node.js, and GCP. - Built a real-time dashboard using TypeScript and React. - Contributed to various in-house OSS, including Victory, a React-based library for building SVG diagrams. - Helped with marketing initiatives, including introducing a standardized Code of Conduct for participation in Formidable's open sourced software and helping to manage the company's public Twitter profile.
Student @ DevMountain
📍 Phoenix, Arizona
Aug 2017-Nov 2017

Attended DevMountain's full-time 12-week web development course, focused on fullstack JavaScript. We learned React, Node.js, HTML/CSS, Express, and Heroku.
Bartender @ The Mission
📍 Phoenix, Arizona
Jan 2017-Aug 2017

Mixed margaritas and ordered tacos for patrons. 🍹🌮
Volunteer Coordinator @ AmeriCorps VISTA
📍 Denver, Colorado
Aug 2016-Dec 2016

Created, implemented, and maintained a volunteer system for multiple properties of a non-profit housing community in the heart of Denver. - Developed internal solutions for managing existing and recruiting new volunteers using a combination of Google Sheets and Salesforce. - Conducted quarterly volunteer needs assessments, established networks, and created systems to recruit and retain enthusiastic volunteers.
Store Coordinator @ Tesla
📍 Tysons Corner, Virginia
Aug 2015-Jun 2016

Managed a rotating fleet of test drive and display vehicles across seven Mid-Atlantic area stores. - Handled scheduling of outside vendors like car detail services, contractors, and suppliers while also maintaining an inventory of branded merchandise. - Utilized Salesforce to monitor sales team metrics. - Was consistently recognized for high performance at both a regional and national level.