Jesse Renée Beach

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I build interfaces for everyone, of all abilities and backgrounds.

Engineering Manager / Software Engineer, Specialist in Accessibility, Facebook

– present

Senior Front End Engineer, Datto

Started at Backupify which was acquired by Datto in December 2014.

Project lead, Quail Accessibility Checker

– present

Senior Front End Engineer, Acquia Inc.

Instructor, Center for the Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University

Lead of Front End Development, RAMP Holdings Inc.

October 2007 – March 2010

Sole Proprietor, Splendid Noise

May 2006 – March 2010

Interaction Designer, Co-Founder, BigTreeTop Company

May 2006 – December 2007

UX Intern, Oracle Corporation

May 2006 – Aug. 2006


Technology Profile

JavaScript, CSS and HTML. ARIA markup and accessibility. Backbone, Angular and MVC framework development. PHP, Ruby/Rails and REST.


jesse.r.beach at gmail dot com




Skype (jessebeach)

Talks and appearances

Featured speaker at DrupalCon Prague, 2013: Evolving front end development practice; or, dancing on the tip of a hurtling rocket

Co-presented JavaScript testing in Drupal at DrupalCon Prague, 2013

Discussed accessibility improvements in Drupal 8 at Drupal Nights in Cambridge, MA

Keynote speaker for the 2013 Design for Drupal conference in Boston, MA.

DrupalCon Portland 2013: Drupal speaks - Aural user interfaces, new Drupal 8 accessibility features

DrupalCon Portland 2013: Drupal without barriers -- Accessibility is about access and enabling

Paneling at the Northeastern University Careers in Web Design & Interactive Media

State of HTML5 support in Drupal