Jess Schalz

  • @grem
  • Patron Saint of Software and Ibuprofen
  • she/they
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
Hello! I'm Jess (she/they)! I'm disabled, queer, and neurodivergent, and also a software engineer, a...  
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Oct 10, 2021
Oct 10, 2021
Spoke at a conference
Wrote a talk
Oh hey friends! Long time no post!

September was 10/10 busy for me. But! I gave my first ever virtual talk!

Here's "On-Call Exhaustion, Tightropes, and You", from DisInfosec 2021! It's a talk about how infosec as an industry brutally destroys employees' health with poor on-call structures (and specifically excludes most disabled people from participating at all!)

Check out DisInfosec here:
Aug 23, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Started a new job
I started at!

Pantheon is a platform that helps you manage many many many Wordpress/Drupal sites at once. I'm excited to work with this team and make some good happen!


Aug 19, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Published a Medium post
Wrote about gender identity
Over the past year, I've watched tons of people come out as nonbinary and trans. I'm fully convinced the pandemic and remote work played a role in this, and I explained why here:
Aug 14, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Published a Medium post
I survived endometriosis by having a hysterectomy (or "yeeterus", as I usually call it). The story isn't that simple, though.
Aug 07, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Shared a tweet
Volunteered with a non-profit
This resonates with me so much!! As a fundraiser for a food pantry in South Minneapolis, we don't ask our community members to justify their needs. Food is a human right. If someone is using a food pantry, we assume they need that food, and we'll never ask them to prove it.

Thank you so much @astoldbykaki
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