Alicja Raszkowska

+1 778-991-6550 · alicja.raszkowska@gmail.com

github.com/trueskawka · linkedin.com/in/alicjaraszkowska · trueskawka.recurse.com

Quantitative economist turned web developer Looking for a role with a lot of responsibility, preferably working end-to-end with clients and their data (analyzing, planning, implementing and presenting), using JavaScript, CSS, Python/R.
experience
March 2017
to Present
Freelance, Web Developer
Contract full-stack web development for clients including Xfive.co and Laboratorium EE
  • Lead a technical redesign sprint to plan new features and improve code quality
  • Improved code review and developer onboarding processes
  • Created a framework for building HTML email templates in Node.js
  • Mentored two junior frontend developers in code review practices, testing and structuring code
December 2016
to March 2017
Outreachy (Zulip.org), Open Source Internship
Selected for Outreachy internship program to work on Zulip, the open source group chat
  • Worked on user experience through discussions, improving developer and user docs
  • Conducted code reviews and worked in Python, Django, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
August 2015
to May 2016
Goldenberry, Business Analyst and Web Developer
Transitioned from Business Analyst to Web Developer at GdziePoLek.pl, a startup launched and owned by Goldenberry
  • Full-stack development using C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and ASP.NET
  • Built new features, e.g. visualizations of price over time, maintained and improved legacy code base
  • Generated sites for each drug and city pair in the database, which improved GdziePoLek.pl's positioning in the search engine for specific search terms from top 10-15 result to top 1-3 result
June 2013
to August 2015
Ministry of Health (Poland), Senior Specialist
Worked as a data analyst, collaborated on healthcare initiatives
  • Created a framework for data analyses and visualizations using R, SQL and MS Excel
  • Main analyst during national negotiations concerning primary healthcare funding in December 2014)
  • Took part in a 6-week training for Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) at the Department of Health (England)
  • Trained members of the Polish RIA healthcare team in writing and assessing RIAs, assessed over 200 RIAs
  • Lead the Evidence Informed Policy Network initiative (partnership with WHO)
volunteer and part-time work
May 2017
to Present
Recurse Center, Contract Alumni Interviewer
  • Conduct conversational and live-coding admissions interviews; worked in numerous programming languages
  • Evaluating applicants’ programming ability and fit for program
Nov 2016 to Jan 2017
Jun 2017 to Sept 2017
Zulip, Mentor and Org Admin
  • Google Code-In - mentored high school students participating in the competition
  • Google Summer of Code - mentored two students in contributing to web app and React Native mobile client
January 2017
to May 2017
Girls Code Fun (Polish NGO)
  • Created a course for new programmers in Python
  • Helped teach young people (9-15) Python and Scratch (7-12)
education
Recurse Center – New York, NY
Self-directed programming retreat. Attended August - November 2016 and January - February 2018
Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems, MSc (2012-2015, while working full-time), BSc (2008-2012)
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