Web Developer & Interactive Storyteller


I'm a NYC based web developer with a never-ending drive to learn.

What I do

My experience is in building Ruby on Rails web applications with frontend MV* JavaScript frameworks (Angular, Backbone & React), though I am always looking to grow in other languages and skills as well.


Writing is the passion that led me to web development–I believe that storytelling is one of the most important tools that we have and that the inherent interactive qualities of the web should be harnessed to create more dynamic and captivating narratives.


My tools of choice.


Ruby on Rails










Github | Git


Google Opportunity Fund Fellowship, General Assembly 2014

Senior Academic Award in Media Studies, The New School 2014

Jacob Burns Endowed Scholarship, Academic Excellence Committee The New School 2014

LaGuardia Presidential Scholarship, The New School 2010-2014

Academic Achievment Award, The New School 2010-2014



Emoti-Con – Judge 2015

CoderDojo – Mentor 2014-Present


Wall Street Journal - "Scholarships for Women in Tech Are an Important Stepping Stone" 

Medium - when I want to write more than code.

Alexandra Ackerman

My Story

  • 1992-2010

    Growing Up

    I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where I attended a private Quaker school for 13 years. I moved to NYC upon graduating in 2010.

  • August 2010 - May 2014

    College @ The New School

    As an undergraduate at The New School, I majored in Culture & Media Studies and Journalism, graduating with honors in May 2014–earning two awards for academic excellence in addition to my previously held scholarships.

  • June 2014 - September 2014

    Web Development Immersive @ GA

    After graduating, I realized that I was interested in web development. I took General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program and was awarded one of Google's Opportunity Fund Fellowships for Women.

  • October 2014 - June 2015

    Junior Full Stack Developer @ ArtList

    After completing WDI, I joined ArtList–a peer to peer marketplace to buy and sell fine art–where I worked on a team of developers to build their web platform. While working with ArtList, I improved my Ruby and JavaScript skills–learning AngularJS and new design methodologies along the way.

  • July 2015 - Present

    Developer @ Contently

    After ArtList, I joined the engineering team at Contently, where I've been able to merge my passions of journalism and web development. At Contently, I have been building new features on their Ruby on Rails and Backbone based platform.

  • February 2016 - Present

    Part-time Lecturer @ The New School

    In addition to my work as a developer, teaching is one of my passions. I teach students Web Fundamentals (HTML, CSS, & JavaScript) once-a-week at The New School.

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