I’m Victoria Drake.
I bridge gaps between executive teams and tech teams, with a focus on cybersecurity, software development processes, and leadership.
I’m the Director of Engineering for a cybersecurity company that helps protect the privacy and data of millions of people. I also serve as a core maintainer and co-author of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Web Security Testing Guide.
I help make engineering departments more efficient
I streamline processes to build happy and productive technical teams. As a long-time technical leader and mentor, I enjoy raising programming proficiency in individual contributors as much as mentoring new leaders.
I earned the annual Top Contributor award from freeCodeCamp for three consecutive years (2018-2020). I was also recognized two years in a row as a Distinguished Author on the DEV.to developer platform. I’ve written for multiple business and software engineering publications across the web as well as here on my blog.
I love open source
I enjoy building open source products, projects, and communities. You can find out more about my open-source work at github.com/victoriadrake.
You’re most welcome to say hello.
Please note that I do not accept guest blog posts or requests for placing links in posts.
And there’s more
I am often asked for my reading recommendations for technology leaders and developers. You can explore my bookshelf.
This site is my home on the web, but you can find me on the rest of the Internet as well: