About Victoria Drake


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Victoria Drake is a software developer. She loves cybersecurity, developing open source projects, and writing, and if the search engine bots have all left the page she’ll stop talking about herself in third person now.

I build tools to help people save time and do more with their lives. Among others, I developed ApplyByAPI.com. It’s an application filter that helps you hire developers by only letting through candidates you may actually want to interview. Growing companies are using it to find quality developers while reducing time spent on hiring by up to 79%.

I’m an author and core maintainer of the Open Web Application Security Project’s Web Security Testing Guide. I also write technical articles on developing secure code, information security, programming best practices, and computer science concepts. You can find me in The Startup, Towards Data Science, Better Programming, Hacker Noon, and more. I’m a recognized Distinguished Author on dev.to, and a twice-awarded top annual contributor to freeCodeCamp, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps millions of people worldwide learn how to code.

I spent a few years traveling the world with just one bag, and now spend most of my time around Washington, DC. I love to employ technology to help develop more efficient companies and happier people. I also like easter eggs, and eggs in general. To get my attention, say hello@victoria.dev.