Hello I'm Rissa

I'm a fullstack software developer, international public speaker, and mentor who is taking programming to new heights!

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Featured Talks

November 17, 2023

LaraconAU - Tapping into the Power of Junior Developers

Junior Developers can infuse a team with energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas. They also provide an opportunity for experienced engineers to develop and grow their mentorship and leadership abilities! In light of the Great Resignation, with tech companies...

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September 14, 2022

Laracon Online - Git Interactive Rebase

Git rebase can be pretty intimidating, and even more so for a newer developer. However, it is much more approachable once you understand it better, and it can be extremely helpful in many situations. For example, did you know an interactive rebase can...

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January 28, 2022

Things Worth Learning - Changing Your Story

We all have stories we tell ourselves, about who we are, and what we do, and we believe those stories are static. Stories like "I'm not good at backend", "I can't dance", or "I can’t figure out Vue". When we can recognize those stories, we can also...

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February 5, 2024

LaraconEU - TBA

I will be speaking at the upcoming LaraconEU conference which will be on February 5th and 6th. The talk title wil be announced later on! Find more information here!

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November 4, 2022

Longhorn PHP Keynote - Changing Your Story

We all have stories we tell ourselves, about who we are, and what we do, and we believe those stories are static. Stories like "I'm not good at backend", "I can't dance", or "I can’t figure out...

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October 15, 2021

Twenty Percent Time - Life as a Junior Developer

Junior Developers can infuse a team with energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas. They also provide an opportunity for experienced engineers to develop and grow their mentorship and leadership abilities!...

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