Hi, I'm Melissa. I found a career in software development via the non-traditional route of acting in theater and film, serving as an office manager, back to acting on tour, co-founding a tech startup, producing online courses, and now working at Stride. I love solving problems and learning new things. I've put the acting together with the software development in my online tutorials at RubyThursday.com. When I'm not coding, I'm spending time with my wonderful husband and two super cute, energetic girls and occasionally finishing a knitting project. Fun fact -- my favorite Star Trek captain is Jean Luc Picard.