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© Erin Rachel Consulting, LLC.


Open-Source Projects I’ve worked on

RapidPro Community Portal

I developed the Community Portal for RapidPro using the Wagtail CMS. I also wrote about adding pages outside of the CMS. Code can be found at github/rapidpro-community-portal.

TracPro: A Hosted Data Visualization Web App for RapidPro

I worked on TracPro, a dashboard add-on, custom designed for UNICEF. The add-on allows country offices to quickly build additional, more complex reports. I worked on updating all time-based charts and maps for the entire site utilizing HighCharts and HighMaps for visualizations.

MDN: Mozilla Developer Network

I’ve worked on the spam moderation pieces of the Mozilla Developer Network wiki in order to drastically cut down on the time it takes admins to clear out spam and ban users. Work was forked off of the Mozilla Kuma repository. The Mozilla team was very impressed with this project work.


DjangoCon US 2019: Roll Your Own Tech Job

This talk at DjangoCon US 2019 will cover my first two years as a consultant, covering: how I went about setting my business up legally, how I found a simple way to keep my books, and how I found excited and exciting clients. 

Women in Tech Summit Southeast 2018: Roll Your Own Tech Job: Starting a Business or Side Hustle from Scratch

I created this talk in order to hopefully encourage more women to become independent consultants. I gave this talk in November 2018. 

Women in Tech Summit Philadelphia 2017: Uniqueness is an Advantage – For You & Your Company

This panel was a joint effort with myself and Brigitte Corbin. We coordinated it and had an excellent discussion on panel how you can “embrace your uniqueness” and use it not only to your own advantage but also to the advantage of your company. Panel recap

PyCaribbean 2017: Reach More People: SMS Data Collection with RapidPro

This was a deep dive into RapidPro’s functionality and an overview of TracPro which is a dashboard add-on to RapidPro. This conference was in February 2017. PyCaribbean 2017 video

RapidCon 2016: TracPro - How it Works & What It Does

This was a technical deep dive into TracPro which is a dashboard add-on to RapidPro which we custom designed for UNICEF at Caktus. RapidCon is a small invite-only conference for RapidPro developers hosted by UNICEF. I gave this talk in November 2016 at the second annual RapidCon. My RapidCon Recap

Raleigh Women in Tech Summit 2016: Staying a Woman in Tech

I created, organized and spoke on this panel in October 2016. Read more in our moderator’s post on Medium.

PyData Carolinas 2016: Reach More People: SMS Data Collection with RapidPro

We presented a RapidPro talk with a focus on data collection and on using RapidPro’s API to create your own data visualizations. PyData Carolinas Talk Recording.

Pycon 2016: Leveraging Text Messaging in 2016 with RapidPro

I submitted and co-presented at this talk in May 2016 at Pycon. RapidPro Presentation Description