Reuben L. Lillie


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I taught myself how to code in the summer of 2014. I was between semesters in seminary, serving an opera contract away from home. The rehearsal schedule was grueling, and I experienced some pretty impressive insomnia. I desperately needed an activity 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 by Netlify. Feel free to check out the documentation pages and source code on GitLab.

Let’s make something worthwhile together.