Who is Kaffeinated Kodemonkey?
Heather Welsh ~ Owner, Developer, & Accessibility Expert
A rural development company based in the Uintah Basin with a passion for Web Development and Accessibility.
I develop websites for rural business and local government entities specializing in Web Accessibility. I make sure all
sites meet the standards for ADA & 508 compliance.
I have been writing code and building website for over 10 years. I began learning code 1995, earned my associate's degree in software engineering in the early 2000's, and received my certification in Ruby on Rails in 2012. In Sept 2017 I took a course in Web Accessibility to understand how to build websites that meet the WCAG standards.
My experience comes from working with startup companies, large corporations, colleges, GoCode & hackathons, and doing freelance work. Over the years I found myself drawn to helping the small companies succeed online.
Over four (4) years ago I moved from Denver to Rangely in search of a small community I could base my company out. I felt there was no better way to reach the rural communities than to live among them. That soon became more apparent than I first thought. I work with clients from Rangely to De Beque and I am looking to expand into the Uintah Basin.
Regardless of the context of my job, my top priority is producing outstanding sites and happy clients. My goal is to make sure your clients/customers can find you and that you are represented online at your best.
What do I do?
I educate business owners on the importance of a winning, customer engaging web presence. What ADA compliance is and why you should be including it your design.
I also help business owners understand how they stack up against competitors online and how to handle Social Media.
I understand the pain points of small business owners as-well-as the process involved for Government entities with boards and associations.
Where am I going?
I am building a platform that allows jr developer the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience to obtain the career they want.
My vision is to bring CoderDojo to the western slopes and give kids the opportunity to learn, grow, and build the strengths they need for the future.
My vision may be grand however I believe this is something our community needs and I am willing to work hard to see it happen.