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Erika Herrera

Learning Experience Designer

Profile

I've been in the tech industry for over 15 years and have a diverse range of experiences from working as a front-end developer, teaching, curriculum development, creating video content and courses. I'm also exploring other creative endeavors such as podcasting and drawing.

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Projects

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Decoded by Erika

Videos, tutorials and a newsletter focusing on HTML, CSS and working in tech. Each video focuses on one HTML or CSS concept. I go over how it works, when to use it and show some real world examples. The companion articles are also posted on Medium as an alternative to video content.

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Web Development Courses

Developed content and instruction for various web development courses including CSS Essential Training, Getting Your Website Online, Getting Your First Job as a Web Developer and more.

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They Reminisce Over You Podcast

A podcast that celebrates the best in music, movies, and TV from the past. Hosted by knowledgeable and passionate fans of the genres, Christina and Miguel delve into the careers and legacies of some of the biggest names in hip hop, R&B, and pop culture. Join us as we reminisce over the artists that have shaped our lives and continue to influence popular culture today. (I also built the website of course!)

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The Wire Ipsum

After coming back from teaching a JavaScript workshop, I felt inspired to create something just for fun. I realized that of all the placeholder text/lorem ipsum generators available, there was nothing for HBO’s The Wire fans. Generate some content for your projects today. (Warning: Contains explicit language.)

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Work Experience

My complete work history is available on LinkedIn.

Tech Educator & Content Creator

Self-employed

Jan 2012 - Present

Creating tech content focused on HTML, CSS and other front-end related topics. Offerings include online courses, a YouTube channel, written tutorials, workshops and training.

Director of Curriculum

Ladies Learning Code (now Canada Learning Code)

Jul 2014 - Feb 2016

Managed all curriculum for the adult training programs. Created teaching materials and standardized the content and delivery.

Key contributions:

  • Created 9 new workshops. Topics include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Wordpress and Responsive Web Design.
  • Created all Hackapalooza workshop content (2 day conference style event).
  • Created an interactive slide deck template for consistent national workshop branding.
  • Developed the Digital Skills part-time program curriculum.
  • Implemented instructor training across 20+ Canadian chapters, focusing on creating inclusive and engaging learning environments.

Lead Front-End Developer

Field iD

Mar 2013 - Feb 2014

Lead the front-end development for the in-house safety inspection software.

Key contributions:

  • Responsible for setting code standards for the front-end development.
  • Created a fully customized front-end framework, including the UI/UX design and documentation.
  • Standardized the site architecture and design.

Education

Seneca College - Toronto, Ontario

Webmaster Content Site Design Certificate, 2006

14 week full-time program covering HTML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, PHP and JavaScript.

York University - Toronto, Ontario

Bachelor of Arts with Honours, 2001-2005

Double Major in Communications & Psychology

San Jose State University - San Jose, California

General Studies, 2000