Leora Wenger has worked with computers all her adult life. She self-trained in web design and development, learning HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, Drupal, responsive web design, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Before the web, she did tech support and programming. While working at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, she learned more about computers (and computer scientists) than in the many computer classes she has taken. She has studied art at the Boston Museum School, Boston University School for the Arts and in other institutions.
Presently, she works for Rutgers Rutgers School of Communication and Information, is redoing a site in WordPress for a public library, and continues to work for several small businesses in New Jersey. She is working with a web team at Rutgers School of Communication and Information on a new Drupal 8 site.
Leora manages the website for the NASA New Jersey Space Grant Consortium. She built a Drupal 8 site for Rutgers ITI Showcase. She put together a directory and template for faculty pages for Rutgers School of Engineering. She built three sites for Rutgers Genetics (see mendelian.org).
She began her web career by designing a site for her son's school. She was soon getting requests for more sites! The award-winning website for the Highland Park Environmental Commission was an early web creation. She redesigned a website for the Rutgers University Anthropology Department that was online from 2002-2005. For twelve years she worked as the webmaster for Rutgers Jewish Studies and helped put Rutgers Jewish Film Festival online. The e-learning project for the Rutgers Bildner Center, Jewish Studies Online, is visited by users around the globe and has free courses such as the Bible and History and the Inquisition and the Jews.
Leora Wenger has given talks at New Jersey libraries about social media, including Twitter, Facebook and blogging at the Highland Park Public Library and LinkedIn and Facebook at the Scotch Plains Public Library.