Head on photo of Jenny Zhang

hi, i'm jenny zhang

I'm an experienced full stack developer with training in business/finance and sociology. This means I think a lot about the impact of technology on our society and what ethical technologists can do about it.

I care deeply about equity and accessibility, public-interest tech, bridging the digital divide, open source communities, and sustainable and scalable architecture. I'm not currently interested in new work opportunities, but you should absolutely get in touch if you want to chat about any of the above.

skills

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full-stack development
design principles
content management systems
deployment
databases
visual design
natural languages

miscellany

books
Goodreads is my favourite social network that I almost never post to. I love to talk about books! Come chat.
writing
I love to write, though like every amateur writer I don't do enough of it. You can find me on my blog or on Medium. I also used to run a politics newsletter, and the archives are available here.
fun fact

On most places on the internet, you'll find me under some variant of the username "phirephoenix" or "phire". I picked the name when I was 11, and it's still the only username I can reliably get on new sites I sign up for. I've been using the handle for so long now that I can't really imagine going by anything else, and as far as "usernames you picked as a pre-teen that now constitute your entire online identity" go, I could be doing a lot worse.

contact

The quickest way to reach me is either email or Twitter, but I'll also happily accept postcards, smoke signals, or some combination of the following: