Rachel was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she learned goose wrangling and Photoshop. After watching Chasing Amy at the tender age of 14, she started making comics which helped her escape rural poverty and eventually lead to a career in web development. Now she lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina, while traveling around the world to speak at conferences about CSS, interaction, and design. She works from home building fantastic things for fun and profit.
Rachel loves studying birds, playing Pokémon, and wearing boots. She enjoys tea, orchids, making comics, and helping people learn.
Speak to me about…
- Speaking at your conference
- Helping you make awesome things or make your own things more awesome
Email me at aloha at rachelnabors dot com
- Best-of CSS Dev Conf 2013
- Kim Yale Award for Best New Female Talent in Comics 2007
- Nerdlinger Award 2007
- Core contributor of Sass Animation Studio
- Self-proclaimed rival of Brad Colbow
Past and Future Speaking Arrangements
- jQuery Europe, Vienna
- Multimedial, Denmark
- Future of Web Design, London + workshop
- 360 Intersect, Seattle
- Giant Conf, Charleston
- WebVisions NYC
- WebVisions Portland + Workshop
- Fluent, San Francisco Recorded Lightning Talk
- jQuery Portland Recorded Presentation
- WebVisions Barcelona + Workshop
- Gotham JS
- CSS Summit, online
- Frontend Conference, Zurich Recorded Presentation
- Blend Conf, Charlotte
- CSS Conf EU, Berlin
- The Front End Brothers, Bologna
- Frontend Masters, Minneapolis + Online
Sass Conf, New York CityUnable to attend because of illness-induced scheduling issues.
- CSS Dev Conf, Colorado
- Midwest UX Chaired panel on Women in UX and gave an Ignite-style talk on Wabi-sabi and the beauty of imperfection
- Blog Her Chaired a panel on Telling Stories with Pictures: Incorporating Graphics, Cartoons, and Iconography.
- edUi Giving talk about telling stories with words and pictures: web design meets sequential art.
- CSS Dev Conference Showing people how to make Music Videos with CSS3 and HTML5.
- NC Dev Con Gave talk on Comics and Design: How to tell stories with pictures and words.
- WordCamp Raleigh Gave presentation on Simple Steps to WordPress Security.