Maria Lamardo is a Front End Engineer at Pendo, who works with Vue.js and has a particular passion for web accessibility. She is a very active community organizer in the RTP area of North Carolina and beyond, serving as the founder of Devs@RTP, the NC Chapter leader for Vue Vixens, and the Co-Founder of A11y Devs.
Maria has had an amazing year on the conference circuit, having spoken at VueConf US, DevFest, Vue London, All Things Open, and Vue Toronto about various topics on Vue as well as Web Accessibility.
When asked about Diversity and Inclusion, Maria shared that, “Inclusion means that everyone is treated fairly and with respect; everyone should feel welcome and have their ideas heard”, adding that she feels that having more diverse hiring panels is a great first step to creating more inclusive workspaces.
Maria is able to do her part to contribute to tech diversification with her work in Vue Vixens, which runs free workshops for women in tech. “ It is very important for us to be the change we want to see in the world and putting myself out there is it for me,” says, Lamardo, “I love my community and helping people grow and succeed.” She is also very excited to be launching, “Devs@RTP Teens” an offshoot of the original organization built specifically for young people.
If you would like to see Maria speak, you can catch her in 2020 at Vue Amsterdam, Vue Vixens Day, as well as VueConf US! And if you are in the RTP area, she invites you to attend a Vue Vixens workshop, the A11y Devs Meetup, an event hosted by Devs@RTP!
Want to keep up with everything Maria is doing in this next year? You can follow her at @MariaLamardo!
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