Hi there.

I'm Melissa Leigh Gore,

a full-stack web developer and writer from Boston, MA.

About Me

Presently I write code at Barbershop Labs, a web and mobile development shop building clean-cut solutions for startups and established brands alike. Read more about my coding interests and projects...

I'm also a writer, primarily of poetry. My work has appeared in Pamplemousse and Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and my reviews have appeared in The Rumpus. I hold an MA in English and Women's and Gender Studies from Brandeis University. Read more about my publications...

I live just outside of Boston, MA with my husband and our silly tabby cat.

Contact

I can be contacted via email: hello (at) melissaleighgore.com.

Code

Presently I work for Barbershop Labs, a web and mobile development shop in Boston, MA. I write code primarily in Ruby (Ruby on Rails), Javascript (vanilla, jQuery, Ember, and React), and some Elixir (Phoenix) for our clients. I've been writing code on and off since I was a preteen in the late 90s but officially made a career pivot to full-stack web development in 2015 when I won a code-contest scholarship to attend Launch Academy.

I've helped get some exciting projects off the ground doing freelance web development, including LGBTQ-friendly lingerie shopping at Bluestockings Boutique and worker organizing at the Southern Maine Workers' Center, among other non-profit and corporate customers in a variety of industries.

I enjoy building things that are useful, beautiful, and well-tested. You can find me on Github and LinkedIn.

Writing

I like to write poems, and also about poems.

Poetry

"Prayer" in Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Spring 2017

"Topography" in Pamplemousse 4.2

Book Reviews

Review of Ultramegaprairieland  by Elisabeth Workman in The Rumpus

Review of Interrobang  by Jessica Piazza in The Rumpus

Review of She Has a Name  by Kamilah Aisha Moon in The Rumpus

Review of You are Not Dead  by Wendy Xu

Ultramegaprairieland book cover
Interrobang book cover
She Has a Name book cover
You are Not Dead book cover

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