Ashlee M Boyer
Here's a medium-length bio I tend to share for speaking opportunities.
Ashlee M Boyer is a Disabled Software Engineer and Web Accessibility Specialist that primarily works with the frontend side of the stack and React. She writes about accessibility and other web development topics on her blog. Her goal with teaching about accessibility is to show other developers it’s not as difficult as it’s made out to be and that just like any framework, technology, or algorithm learned as developers, it takes time and practice.
I have maintained the content of this blog since April of 2019, when I was nearly a year into my full-time career and looking for a way to network, learn, and share the things I learned. Since then, I have learned SO much, and far beyond the techincal side of web development. I didn't even know at the time that I wanted to specialize in web accessibility!
With learning comes growth and knowledge of better ways to do things. That means that content sometimes gets out of date or is totally incorrect. There is also the question of SEO and not wanting to lose the traction that a post has received, which is where archived posts come in.
- On instructional posts that get re-written with the correct or updated information, I have a notice at the top of the page that links to the archived version of the post. I hope this conveys a level of integrity that I'm not trying to mislead anyone by just replacing content without a word, and I hope that providing the original content in a separate page can be helpful for others to learn by comparing the two posts, if they want to.
- For posts that get totally removed (maybe I don't relate to them anymore), I plan to set up redirects from their original links to their new archived page links where I will include a note on why the post is archived. I truly value learning out loud, and in addition the reasons listed in the previous point, I hope this encourages other people to learn out loud as well. It's a humbling process that also helps me be less afraid of posting deep technical information.