Hey!
My name is
Lara Schenck.

Let's Go šŸ‘
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Before we begin...

I built this page as a interactive, not-too-long, choose-your-own-adventure-esque reading experience to help you get to know me from afar.

I recommend using the buttons (it's satisfying!) but feel free to scroll if you'd rather.

Roger that šŸ¤˜

It's
L - A - R - A.

You know, like Lara Croft, Tomb Raider?
Or like the Lara from Dr. Zhivago?

I guess that depends on your generation ;).

Heh, okay šŸ‘Œ
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What do I do?

I do some cool things Iā€™d like to tell you about, but I don't want to bog you down with jargon if you're not into it.

Are you a tech person šŸ–„ or non-tech person šŸ“?

Techie

Greetings, fellow tech person!

Our job titles are lacking, don't you think? These days, I call myself a UX Developer.

In other words, I'm a front-end developer on the UX side of things. I absolutely love writing Sass, component-izing markup, and staying on top of the latest and greatest. CSS Grid Layout šŸ’œ, SVG animation, and accessibility are a few things I'm especially jazzed about these days.

Let's also mention...JavaScript šŸ˜±.

I am on a personal and professional mission to learn JavaScript deeply. I'm making progress; I built this whole interactive thing without jQuery (mostly), gosh-darnit!

Non-Techie

I build websites!

More specifically, the "front-end" of websites.

The front-end of a website is what you see on a web page, rather than the logic, databases, and algorithms that power the functionality of a website, a.k.a. the back-end.

For example, if I was the front-end developer helping to build Google.com, I would be in charge of placing the search box on the appropriate part of the page, adding a box shadow to it, and creating a nice, satisfying to click button. Making the search button actually do a search ‐ that's the role of a back-end developer.

Preach šŸ™Œ

I'm a teacher, too.

I'm great at breaking down coding concepts into fun metaphors and digestable chunks.

I really love what I do, and I get super excited about sharing all the things I've figured out, especially with those who are at the beginning of their developer journey.

Awe, sweet šŸ™

But where?

More like where to begin!

I grew up near Pittsburgh on a llama farm šŸšœ, started school in Boulder ā›°, finished school in Boston šŸ¦€, worked for startups in Pittsburgh šŸŒ§, worked for myself in New York šŸ—½, and tried to be a ski bum Utah šŸŽæ.

Now here I am, for hire, in Los Angeles šŸš˜.

That's nice šŸŽ‰

All done!

Thanks for reading! Really though, thanks. I worked hard on this.

Here are some things you can do now: