Tessa Thornton is a self-taught front-end developer working at Shopify who spent 2014 having opinions about JavaScript frameworks. Tessa has a passion for tech education and teaches and mentors with Canadian not-for-profit Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Anthropology from the University of Toronto, which she puts to good use getting offended by strangers on the internet, and occasionally even writing essays about feminism, politics, and JavaScript.