About Eleanor Holley
Eleanor is a proud public servant and believes that good code and good infrastructure are critical pieces of good government and that the usability and accessibility of government services are moral issues. Accordingly, she is proud of her role as a technical leader on continuous integration best practices, cloud adoption, and solid software architecture.
Eleanor Holley started programming in high school using Visual BASIC, C++, and Java and fell in love with the craft, earning the Computer Science Award twice.
She went on to study Computer Science at DePaul University from 2013 to 2016 in a curriculum that was mostly Java and Python based and included several classes in relational database design and development in Oracle PL/SQL.
After graduating from college a year early, Eleanor returned to work as a web developer for the State of Indiana at the Department of Transportation for two years, using ASP.NET and C# and PL/SQL. Her skill was very quickly recognized and in an unusual move she was promoted from entry level developer to mid-level less than a year after starting, taking on more responsibilities as a technical lead in mid-sized projects, solving complex data engineering problems and learning Angular, TypeScript, and cross-platform mobile development.
Today, Eleanor is grateful to continue her work in public service as a developer in the federal government at the U. S. Railroad Retirement Board. While she continues to specialize in C#, she has picked up a number of frameworks including Drupal and ASP Classic. It is Eleanor's belief that a senior-level developer should be able to learn and be productive in a new language after about one week of study.
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