Angélique Weger

Front-end lead + manager

Technical Expertise

  • Languages

    • Sass/CSS
    • JavaScript
    • HTML
    • PHP
    • Ruby
  • Frameworks + Libraries

    • Vue.js
    • React
    • Bootstrap
    • Middleman
    • Ruby on Rails
  • Tools

    • Version control
    • Screen readers
    • Jira
    • InVision
    • Google Analytics
    • Mixpanel
    • Optimizely

Work + Experience

  • Engineering Manager, Front-end

    Lumen Learning

    Oct 2019 – present

    Founded in 2012, Lumen Learning uses open educational resources (OER) to provide affordable course materials that improve learning and replace expensive textbooks in high-enrollment college courses. Over 400 institutions across the U.S. use Lumen's award-winning digital courseware for in-person, online, and blended courses.

    Leadership

    • Holding 1:1s for a cohort of 5 team members at all skill levels
    • Managing hiring for the front-end team, as well as updating engineering hiring and onboarding processes
    • Organizing and running team meetings, including sprint planning and retrospectives

    Technical

    • Responsible for scoping, planning and implementing front-end features and bug fixes across our products
    • Providing guidelines to developers and content team for creating inclusive and accessible markup and testing with screen readers
    • Collaborating with product owners and designers to successfully estimate and complete projects
    • Writing documentation and participating in code review

    Culture

    • Conducting company-wide workshop on accessibility and inclusive design principles
    • Establishing and modeling engineering team norms, specifically around learning/professional development and employee wellness
  • Adjunct Professor

    MICA

    Aug 2018 – present

    • Instructing undergraduate students in GD 220 (Graphic Design 2) and GD 431 (Front End Web development)
    • Developing curriculum and assignments for each 16-week course
    • Working 1:1 with students and providing detailed code review in response to assignments
  • Senior UX Engineer

    Fractured Atlas

    May 2017 – Oct 2019

    Fractured Atlas builds software and provides services to help over 500,000 artists and arts organizations handle the business side of their work, like raising money, tracking donors and selling event tickets.

    Leadership

    • Managed UX team, including holding 1:1s and setting team priorities
    • Served as project lead for crowdfunding and fundraising tool, including organizing and running team meetings and retrospectives

    Technical

    • Provided coding guidelines for writing maintainable Sass and inclusive and accessible markup
    • Wrote and reviewed front-end code
    • Built and deployed design system to establish a consistent look and feel across a variety of applications
    • Created site wireframes and prototypes to improve internal discussions and planning about site features and organization

    Culture

    • Developed and presented all-staff training on accessibility testing and best practices
    • Provided guidance on the organization's transition to being wholly virtual/remote (including being featured on our blog)
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    Detroit Trading

    Jun 2014 – Apr 2017

    Detroit Trading Company aggregates in-market automotive shopper intelligence, providing data that is responsible for more than $1 billion in monthly car sales.

    Leadership

    • Collaborated across the company, including CEO, .NET and Angular developers, designer and sales, to advocate for UX and to complete successful projects

    Technical

    • Led A-B testing of lead-generation forms to increase engagement and conversion. Lead funnel conversion increased from ~5% to more than 10% through improvements to copy, design and mobile layout.
    • Responsible for front-end development of our brand sites (car.show and usedca.rs), online automotive shopping tools (for brands such as Time, AutoGuide, CNET and Kmart) and data-driven dashboards for our clients
    • Created brand style guide and built component-based Sass stylesheets to make development more efficient
    • Prepared site wireframes and prototypes to improve internal discussions and planning about site features and organization
  • Freelance Web Designer + Developer

    Sep 2004 – Jun 2014

    Designed and coded web sites for clients, including small and mid-size businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and individuals. Majority of projects were bespoke WordPress sites, including custom themes, custom content types and custom plugin development. Handled lead generation and client relations and education/training.

More Information

Talks + Workshops

  • Intro to Sass

    MICA (2016), Baltimore Innovation Week (2015)

  • Superpowered Front-end Theming with Sass & SMACSS Workshop

    Baltimore Innovation Week (2015)

  • Static Site Generators

    Bmore on Rails (2015)

  • 30 Tech Concepts in 30 Mins

    AIGA Baltimore Ink & Pixels (2015)

  • HTML 101 Workshop

    National Women In Tech Nonprofit (2014)

  • WordPress 101 Workshop

    Baltimore Innovation Week (2013), Mesh Baltimore (2013)

Community

  • National Women In Tech Nonprofit

    Baltimore chapter leader and teacher from 2013–2017. Organized and presented hands-on workshops for women to learn web and software development. Coordinated teachers and volunteer teaching assistants across a wide variety of tech subjects. Built relationships with local companies and nonprofits who can provide space for our classes or other sponsorship opportunities. At the time I stepped down, the chapter had 1500+ members and had hosted 60+ events.

  • Creative Mixtape

    Collaborative events between 7 Baltimore professional design associations. Participated in event and sponsorship logistics, including development of the one-page event site for our kickoff December 2016 event.

  • Bmore on Rails, AIGA, Mesh Baltimore

    speaker and member

  • ChangeEngine

    Wrote a column on the intersection of art and measurable impact from 2012–2014 (archive of articles)

Honors

  • Spirited Woman Giving Back

    2017 Baltimore Spirited Woman Awards

  • Technologist of the Year

    2015 Baltimore Innovation Awards

  • Tech Mission Org of the Year

    2015 Baltimore Innovation Awards

  • Von Hess Graduate Fellowship in Museum Education

  • PASSHE Women's Consortium Annual Undergraduate Women's Leadership Institution Scholarship

Education

  • The University of the Arts

    MA, Museum Communication (pending thesis completion)

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    BA, Journalism