Jennie Lamere on pulling all nighters to build cool things, and interning at Twitter.
Jennie Lamere is one of 10 nominees for Emerging Talent of the Year in the 2014 net Awards. She only started coding about 12 months ago, but nevertheless won the grand prize at the TVNext Hack event last year for her app that hides TV spoilers from your Twitter feed. A media storm ensued, and since then she's landed two internships at Twitter. We quizzed her to find out more.
Tell us about your main areas of competency.
Are you currently working or studying?
Give us a summary of your web work so far.
The first web work I did was a Chrome application called Twivo. It was a pretty short project which hides spoilers from Twitter, and saves them to be 'replayed' later. Twivo is short for 'TiVo for Twitter'.
At what age did you start learning to code, and how did your interest in the web get started?
I started to code about a year ago, when I took a computer science course in school, and began attending hackathons alongside my dad. I got more interested in the web over the summer, when my work at Twitter led me to do more client-side work.
What was the first thing you built?
The first thing I built was Cinemusic, with my friend Barbara Duckworth. The app recommends movies based on their soundtracks and the user's musical tastes.
What are you working on now?
Are there any people whose work has been especially inspirational to you?
My dad has been a big inspiration, as he is the one who showed me all of the cool things you can build, and got me excited about computing.