Inspired to learn to code just a year ago, Jamela Black was recently accepted as a participant in Rails Girls Summer of Code 2014 and is a Co-organizer of Rails Girls DC. She also serves on the Web & Technology Committee of the Junior League of Washington and is the Programs Committee Chair for the Women in Technology Education Foundation (WITEF), which aims provide grants to programs that empower girls in the STEM career fields. During Rails Girls Summer of Code, Jamela, along with her project team will build an integration module between BrowserCMS (an open source CMS platform) and Spree (an open source e-commerce platform), both built in Ruby on Rails. Upon the completion of the Rails Girls Summer of Code, Jamela will continue designing & developing e-commerce websites/apps independently for online brands.
In her spare time, she enjoys dance, thrift stores, her yorkie - Dolce, and bad reality television.