A L I   S P I T T E L

I really like writing code.

Especially in Python and JavaScript.


I love teaching people to code, and I am currently doing so as a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS. I have been employed in the tech industry since 2014, holding multiple software engineering positions at startups, and a Distinguished Faculty and Faculty Lead role at General Assembly's Software Engineering Immersive.

I blog a lot about code and my life as a developer. My blog posts have had over well over a million reads and have been featured on DEV's top 7, the top spot on HackerNews, FreeCodeCamp, and in JSWeekly. You can hear about new posts on my newsletter.

I also have a podcast with two other incredible women: Ladybug Podcast. We talk about the tech industry, our backgrounds, and go in depth on code-topics.

When I'm not coding you can find me watching my favorite New England sports teams, taking runs with my dog Blair, or rock climbing.



Stay tuned!!!

Selected Previous Talks

Byteconf React

Keynote: Those Who Can Do Should Also Teach

Mozilla ViewSource

Augmented Reality in JavaScript

All Things Open

Those Who Can Do Should Also Teach && Blogging Workshop


Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post


Those Who Can Do Should Also Teach


Augmented Reality in JavaScript

Portsmouth AWS

Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post!


Writing to grow your open source project


Yes, You Should Write That Blog Post

Women Who Code Boston

Yes, you should write that blog post

Revolution Conference

Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post!

Women in Tech Summit

Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post


Navigating the Spooky World of JavaScript


Learning CSS Through Creating Art


Augmented Reality in JavaScript

Mid-Atlantic Developer Conference

Augmented Reality in JavaScript

DEV Workshop

Learning CSS Through Creating Art

NOVA Code Camp

Augmented Reality in JavaScript


What are Web Frameworks?


Chats with Kent

Growing Your Skills And Career Through Teaching

Developer Tea

Interview w/ Ali Spittel

Free Code Camp Podcast

Ali Spittel, creator of Zen of Programming


Your biggest questions when learning how to code


Teacher and Developer Advocate Ali Spittel

Egghead Podcast

Developing Yourself While Teaching Others

I.T. Career Energizer

Tap Into the Power of Teaching Others to Become a Better Developer

Cosmic JS

Developer Spotlight

Real Python

Community Interview

Mouse vs. Python

PyDev of the Week

Dev.to Review >

Conversation with an Author


Developer Avocado Toast


Blair + Ali

Developing Up

Building Trust


The Crossroads of Development, Teaching and Communities


A few recent posts...

Selected Personal Projects

Learn Code from Us

A site that features people from underrepresented groups in tech who create awesome programming resources

Political Discussion

Part of my senior thesis in college: visualizes how people are discussing Senators on Twitter.

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