Reuben L. Lillie


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I taught myself how to code in the summer of 2014 while I was under an opera contract between semesters at seminary. The rehearsal schedule was grueling, and I experienced some pretty bad insomnia. I needed something to help me wind down from singing—something quiet yet productive, still creative yet altogether different.

Since then, I’ve also delved into graphic design and branding practices. I specialize in web ethics: building fast, lightweight, accessible, and secure sites and applications. I’m an outspoken advocate for vanilla JavaScript and JAMstack techniques, helping to found the JAMstack Chicago MeetUp®. And I’ve created an interdisciplinary course for the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Computer Science and Emerging Technologies called “Ethical Web Development.”

This site, for example, is built with the static site generator Eleventy and hosted on Netlify.

Let’s make something worthwhile together.