Cheri Marie Allen

Enthusiastic problem solver with broad technical skill set and dedication to community building. Excels at beating deadlines and improving test coverage.

Experience, Software Engineering

Drift Marketplace

Software Engineer

Feb 2017 - April 2018


Software Engineer

February 2016 - August 2016

Northwest Independent Ruby Development


June 2013 - February 2016

Experience, Software Education

University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education

Instructor, HTML5 & CSS3 Program

August 2014 - present

  • Develop curriculum appropriate for adult learners at a variety of experience levels.
  • Teach courses in HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals, Responsive Web Design, and Javascript Programming.
  • Provide mentoring and support to students outside the classroom.
  • Participate in community outreach and student recruitment efforts.

University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education

Advisory Board Member, HTML5 & CSS3 Program

January 2014 - present

  • Collaborate to develop program design, learning goals, and teaching guidelines for "HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive Web Design" certificate program.
  • Review content, guide design, and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves.

Green River College

Adjunct Instructor

June 2017 - August 2017

  • Taught HTML and CSS course for adult learners.

Girl Develop It

Instructor and Curriculum Creator

August 2013 - February 2016

  • Developed curriculum for adult learners on Ruby, Rails, Git, and Github.
  • Taught multi-week courses on a variety of web development subjects including: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Rails, Git, and Github.

Ada Developers Academy

Program Coordinator

October 2013 - March 2014

  • Coordinated 60+ volunteers.
  • Provide teaching assistance on Rails, Ruby, Git, Heroku, and other web development subjects.
  • Assisted with curriculum planning and development.
  • Planned and executed educational events for the public.


Featured Guest on KUOW's The Record

October 26, 2017

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Florida Atlantic University

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts,


Seattle Central College

Certificate, Computer Programming,


University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education

Certificate, Ruby Programming,


Community Involvement



2016 - present

Gay City Library


2011 - present