Hi 👋

I'm Marissa Halpert

I'm an award-winning Front-End Web Developer based in Washington, DC.

In 2018, I won the DCFemTech Award for Power Women in Code.

I'm also a National Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Currently, I'm a Front-End Developer at Axios.

I wrote my first line of code in high school and instantly fell in love with software development.

I continued this passion at James Madison University, where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Educational Media.

Go Dukes!

Want to know about my internships and jobs while in college?

Email me!

After college, I worked as a full-stack Software Developer at CarMax in Richmond, VA. My team was tasked with rebuilding the proprietary appraisal software.

Some highlights from my time at CarMax:

  • Developed new functionality using .NET framework, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, and C#.
  • Coordinated software update releases, managing communication and timing of several teams.
  • Participated in daytime and after-hours on-call support rotation.
  • Earned Certified ScrumMaster certification (CSM). Led scrum ceremonies.
  • Planned and participated in college recruiting events, community service team builder events, and department-wide employee engagement events.

Wanting to relocate from (my hometown of) Richmond, I joined ISL in December of 2016 and moved to DC. At ISL, I focused on front-end web development.

Some other things I did at ISL:

  • Worked closely with designers, product managers, other developers, and clients
  • Mentored and onboarded new team members and junior developers
  • Coordinated team activities and events
  • Led, coordinated, and hosted tech outreach within DC community
  • Served on the Community Engagement Committee and the Professional Development Committee
  • Spoke at conferences and events on behalf of ISL

I've been known to talk about topics related to women in tech, my personal experiences, and front-end development.

Want me to speak? Email me!

In April of 2019, it was time for a change. I joined the product and tech team at Axios as a Front-End Developer.

For the past year, I have served as “First Engineer” on the tech squad responsible for axios.com and all 20+ newsletters.

In February, we re-launched axios.com!

The new site is AMP-first and written with Next.js, Typescript, and GraphQL. Read all about it!

Things I'm passionate about:

  • Helping clients and users solve problems using technology
  • Making the web a better and more accessible place for everyone
  • Closing the gender gap in technology
  • Mentoring and leading outreach events for girls interested in STEM
  • Computer Science education in K-12
  • Baseball (Ask me why)
  • The color purple 💜

Let's chat!