Hayley Denbraver

Content, Community, Code

Sample Work

Work Experience

Developer Advocate, Snyk, Remote

January 2019 – Present

Helped developers find and fix security vulnerabilities in their open source libraries and container images


  • Managed, curated, and promoted the company blog, resulting in a 50% growth in readership in 2019, hitting the OKR goal
  • Wrote and promoted my own articles for varying audiences including developers, job candidates, and open source communities
  • Authored insightful, data driven reports on the state of security vulnerabilities in the .NET ecosystem and on the state of Helm Chart security
  • Provided feedback and assistance to my teammates on their writing projects
  • Worked closely with the Content team to ensure the blog included a consistent writing style and a variety of relevant articles


  • Became an experienced conference speaker, with the flexibility and initiative to give a variety of talks, sometimes with short notice
  • Gave conference talks to a variety of technical audiences including:
    • Python Communities
    • Javascript Communities
    • Security Communities
    • Cloud Native Communities
  • Provided insight into the Python language community to product, marketing, and customer success teams
  • Met with developers in conference and meetup settings to hear their feedback on our product and services, and their security pain points
  • Worked with developer communities at partner companies, writing guest blogs, hosting webinars, and promoting integrations


  • Developed sample projects to demonstrate Snyk’s product offering
  • Used Python to gather data on Helm Charts for a comprehensive report
  • Completed live coding/live hacking for a number of presentations for customers and conferences

Software Engineer, Brightscope, San Diego, CA

June 2015 – December 2018
  • Created and maintained robust internal tools built with Python and Django that increased analyst productivity and job satisfaction
  • Piloted a continuing education program that included internal lectures and workshops
  • Specialized in researching ongoing code problems, proposing solutions, and planning a good development approach
  • Identified, mentored, and formally taught promising ‘non-technical’ employees to become junior developers as part of an internal training program
  • Connected promising Python community members with the team leading to five hires and a more diverse, engaged team
  • Served as an on-call developer and as one of a handful of developers who could perform hotfixes

Additional Work Experience

  • Teaching experience, tutored technical topics 1-on-1, in small groups, and in classroom settings, part time for 5+ years
  • Engineering experience, California licensed Civil Engineer, 3+ years of experience


MS, Structural Engineering

University of California, San Diego, Class of 2010

BS, Civil Engineering

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, Class of 2009

Named Outstanding Graduate for the Department of Civil Engineering
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

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