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Publishing, community, and life as a digital nomad with Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell is a frontend engineer at the New York Times where she works on Wirecutter. She is located in...well, it depends on when you ask her!

Jessica has been traveling full time, living and working out of a suitcase since 2018, but that doesn't stop her from building and supporting tech communities along the way. She has taken her experience working with groups in the US—including Women Who Code and Black Code Collective—and gone international, serving a chair on the Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Speakers Committee where she works to ensure more equitable representation at tech conferences around the world.

We talk about her life on the road, lessons learned working for a large publisher, and her experiences as an advocate for underrepresented folks in tech communities.

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