Jesse Renée Beach

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Professional Goal

I build interfaces. For everyone. Hearing, tactile, sighted. I believe in data. Data reifies our human experience. The web is the expression of our human search for knowledge. I want to make those data available to everyone to interpret, analyze and expand in whatever way meets their needs.

Public code

I'm on Github of course, but most of my coding lately has been directed at improving Drupal (Core commits. All commits: latest, first). My Drupal user account lists my activities and projects associated with Drupal.

Senior Front End Engineer, Acquia Inc.

– present

Instructor, Center for the Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University

– present

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

User Experience Intern, Oracle Corporation

May 2006 – Aug. 2006


Requisite Technology Profile

JavaScript, CSS and HTML. ARIA markup and accessibility. Backbone and MVC framework development. PHP and REST.


splendidnoise 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