Eliza Brock is a software engineer and business owner in Nashville, TN.
She has a background in software engineering with a focus on web applications and engineering management. She holds a bachelors degree in Software Engineering and Computer Science with a domain track in Engineering Management from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Eliza has been, among other things: the sole developer of a mobile device service infrastructure and payment system, lead developer for a fashion ecommerce startup, and the sole technologist for several Tennessee startups.
She started her consultancy, Eliza Brock Software in 2010, eventually growing it to 6 full-time developers, all specializing in web application development.
In 2014, Eliza scaled back her consultancy to focus on her teaching at Nashville Software School, where (since 2012) she has helped train over 150 new software developers in Nashville.
Less Official Bio:
I'm a software engineer, with experience in many areas. I've worked with all sorts of companies and technologies, but my focus in recent years has been on Ruby on Rails, startups and education.
I play well with others (see image to right) and I love meeting and working with new people. Nothing gives me more pleasure than learning something new from someone new.
If you're interested, I've prepared a whimsical little list of my life skills below, because the little tidbits are what make up a whole person!
- Book Editing
- Alum Beggar
- Teaching Assistant
- First Aid
(I will cook you a kick-ass dinner for time & materials)
- Butchering, Baking, Candlestick making
(I'm best at baking)
Books I've Helped With:
Captain of the Kitchenette:
Top 5 Fears:
- Falling off of ladders
- Cave Crickets
- Suddenly having my power cord jerked out
When startled, cave crickets can jump up-to 6 feet straight in the the air. I'm 5'8.
- Ruby on Rails is my specialty
- I'm a big fan of Lisp, Scheme and Haskell
- I use vim but I'm not unyielding about it
- I've programmed professionally in a lot of languages.
- I love to negotiate (see below).
- Project Management
- User Experience
- Pair Programming
- Continuous Integration
- Test Driven Development
- Software Engineering
Whenever I encounter a good idea, I take a picture.
I now have over 400+ images that represent things I think are important, memorable and thought-provoking.
They help me think.