My name is Iris Nevins. I am software engineer, writer, and entrepreneur.
I started this blog back in college, which means that it has transformed many times over the last 4 years. I used to write about things like hair and race, then I dabbled in writing about politics, then I started writing about my work as a teacher. Many writings I have taken down, and some I have yet to complete. But here’s a run through of what I’ve been up to lately.
In 2016 I left my job as a teacher and my activism work to pursue a career in technology. I spent 4 months in a software engineering fellowship bootcamp and then 2 months job hunting before I landed a role at Mailchimp.
Shortly after joining Mailchimp I started a non profit called Organeyez, which started off with the goal of creating technologies for activists but in January 2020 we pivoted to focus entirely on content for progressives and allies. Along the way I’ve started other businesses ventures and they are all listed on my website. I love taking on projects, being a leader, and managing people and systems.
My other hobby is supporting and encouraging those who aspire to transition into technology careers. If you’d like to become a software engineer and need a mentor to help you make a successful transition then please check out my coaching services!