I’m Victoria Drake.

I bridge gaps between executive teams and tech teams, with a focus on cybersecurity, software development processes, and leadership.

I help make engineering departments more efficient

With experience in both software engineering and executive leadership, I help to streamline processes and 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. I also serve as a core maintainer and co-author of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Web Security Testing Guide. You can find out more about my open-source work at github.com/victoriadrake.

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Please note that I do not accept guest blog posts or requests for placing links in posts.

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And there’s more

I am often asked for my reading recommendations for technology leaders and developers. You can explore my bookshelf.

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