Hayley Denbraver

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Whether your company calls it Developer Relations, Developer Advocacy, or Community Engineer, I am looking for a job where code, writing and speaking, and community development are all important.

Work Experience

Software Developer, Brightscope, San Diego, CA,

2015 – Present

  • Created and maintained robust internal tools built with Python, using Django, that increased analyst productivity and job satisfaction
  • Piloted a continuing education program that included internal lectures and workshops that was responsive to management and developer feedback and questions
  • Specialized in researching ongoing code problems, proposing solutions, and planning a good development approach
  • Identified and mentored promising ‘non-technical’ employees as part of an internal training program to find people to join the development team, held study halls and gave lectures during their training period
  • Connected promising Python community members with the team, which lead 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 and kept customers happy by ensuring that they get their deliverables and kept analyst team happy by being able to respond to their needs quickly
  • Resolved misunderstanding and disconnects between teams including Development and Analyst Team, Development and Quality Assurance, and Development and Product

Structural Design Engineer (Licensed Civil Engineer), KPFF, San Diego, CA

2011 – 2013

  • Completed structural design of hotels, hospital remodels, and other structures
  • Collaboratively solved problems on diverse teams of owners, contractors, and architects
  • Independently performed structural oversight for projects, including evaluating work in progress and spinning up solutions to problems encountered on-site
  • Refined the ability to spot edge cases and failure points


MS, Structural Engineering

University of California, San Diego, Class of 2010

BS, Civil Engineering

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

Name Civil Engineering Department Outstanding Graduate
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Community Involvement

Pyladies Co-organizer, San Diego, CA
Python User Group, Speaker, San Diego, CA
Django Girls, Coach & Meta-Coach, San Diego, CA