Speaking

From WordCamps to local meetups to international (wow!) conferences, I love giving talks and hope to continue to do so in the future.

This section is definitely out of date! I’m sort of/not really working on a more prominent section to show videos from my talks, but in the mean time, check out my masterpiece:

The Algorithms of CSS

And here’s a cool picture of me presenting Algorithms of CSS v1.0.0 at CSSConf EU in 2018!

Lara speaking at a big conference about CSS!

Some way past past conferences I’ve spoken at:

If you think my experience would be a good fit at your event or meetup I’d love to discuss. Get in touch! I love to speak about CSS as a programming language.

Writing

In addition to my personal blog, I've written for a few other publications about both technical and personal topics.

I find writing to be the most illuminating, and most difficult, of the things I do. Like teaching, you can’t write about something without getting to know it inside and out. I love that process and am always striving to publish relatable and useful content.

Here are a few things I’ve written over the years, and be sure to check out my blog for more.

And here are some podcasts I’ve appeared on over the years:

FAQ

A few things you may be wondering...

  • What's your favorite cocktail?

    Ah, the ultimate question! It’s a daiquiri, hands down. And note that a daiquiri is not a frozen strawberry drink with a tucan on top, rather:

    • 3/4 oz. (fresh) lime juice
    • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
    • 2 oz. white rum

    And honorable mention would be a Jungle Bird, a classic tiki cocktail made with blackstrap rum, and any quality Mezcal, neat.

  • Did you really grow up on a llama farm?

    You betcha, though I was way more into horseback riding during my childhood. I think my first experience with HTML and CSS was on a site called Horseland when I was around 10 years old. And looks like it still exists!

  • Did you have fun in Utah?

    Utah? Oh, let me fill you in. I got a little burnt out on business and NYC living at the end of 2016, so I took a ski-bum sabbatical to Alta, UT. I poured a lot of 3.2 beer at Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge, and turns out it didn’t take long to get my fill of beautiful mountains and fresh air. I cut the season a little short and took off to Los Angeles in March of 2017.