Leora Wenger fixes code, builds web components, and delves into watercolor, ink, and gouache illustrations.
Leora started drawing at about age 5 when her mother showed her how to draw disappearing railroad tracks (one point perspective). She has studied art at the Boston Museum School, Boston University School for the Arts, in other institutions, and via online courses. You can follow her art on the Sketching Out Blog and on Instagram.
Leora acquired many web skills at challenging technical assignments. She developed Drupal themes for Princeton University. Leora worked on a Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration, managed the Highland Park Public Library site for over ten years, and developed sites for small businesses in New Jersey. She worked for over two years with a web team at Rutgers School of Communication and Information on a Drupal 8 site. She developed a Drupal theme for Rutgers SC&I to be used on various lab and project sites.
How She Got Started with Web Building
She began her web career doing local 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 the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival online.
Teaching Website Building, Social Media, and Art
Leora Wenger has given talks at Drupal meetups about Drupal and web hosting. A few years back she talked at New Jersey libraries about social media, including Twitter, Facebook and blogging. She teaches art locally in Highland Park.
Bio, Brief Version
Leora Wenger builds websites for the NY MTA and for small businesses. She loves tweaking code, composing a striking web design, building with Drupal and stretching WordPress. Every now and then she squeezes in the time to paint a watercolor or two.