Teresa Bacigalupi — Technical Writer

About Me meet Teresa - your next technical writer

Hello friend. I am a seasoned technical writer and API documentarian who is experienced in an eclectic range of technologies, work environments, and industries. I thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment where I can use my skills to create and verify product documentation, contribute to the success of users and developers, and help drive the company forward. Attending a coding bootcamp helped me round out the breadth of my technical skill set. (Writing samples are available, and coding projects are linked below.)

Discovery, innovation and problem solving are fun! Let's get in touch and talk about creating wonderful things together, or about beekeeping...or Legos!

Education

Thinkful—full stack program

Industry best practices and practical software development standards, with a focus on creating and deploying mobile-first applications by collaborating several hours every week with a senior web developer

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

B.S. Engineering Technology: A multifaceted approach with a concentration on electronic circuits, metallurgy, programming, circuit board design, generators and motors, and computer numerical control (CNC), all with hands-on labs.

Experience

Width

technical writer, quality improvement specialist, safety engineer, founder (nonprofit)

Breadth

medical device technology, telecommunications, motor controls, manufacturing, quality standards

Depth

* collaborated with engineers in documentation development and verification

* wrote interrelated documents at all specificity levels across multiple departments

* created flow charts and diagrams to document processes

* designed and wrote installation guides, and supervised a contract artist for illustrations

* edited and wrote sections for technical publication style guides

* wrote content for nonprofit corporate website

* designed a program and recruited instructors to teach coping skills to women in prison

Skills

HTML 5
HTML 5
CSS 3
CSS 3
JavaScript
JavaScript
JQuery
JQuery
Node.js
Node.js
ExpressJS
Express
Postman
Postman
Mongo DB
MongoDB
Mocha
Mocha
Chai
Chai
mLab
mLab
Github
GitHub
Swagger
Swagger

Projects

Lego® Inventory App (in progress)

Keep track of all your Legos with this app.

If you like Legos, you probably have thousands of them. Enter your sets and parts to keep track of them. Future features include a Wishlist, and seeing what else you can build with all those Legos.

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • Express
  • Swagger
Migration App: Where do our new neighbors come from?

Migration App

Enter your state and county and see where your new neighbors come from.

People began migrating out of Africa and across our planet over 100,000 years ago. Migrations across what is now the United States have taken place over the past 600 generations, and has been intensely studied by archaeologists and anthropologists. Now, thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau, current migration information is being collected in the American Community Survey, and made available to you.

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
Test Your Bee Knowledge

Bee Quiz

Evaluate your bee savvy by taking this quiz.

A third of all fruits and vegetables are pollinated by bees. How much do you know about these fascinating, hard-working insects?

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript