Tearyne Almendariz (Glover) began developing websites quite by accident - first as a result of wanting to learn how to customize her MySpace page, and then as a result of needing to create a page for her various sci-fi fantasy stories and text-based RPG guilds.
Tearyne was first introduced to Drupal through her work for the Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. There, she worked as a front-end web developer in the communications department. Over the years, Tearyne's passion for web development has lead her to become a front-end developer with a particular interest in accessibility and usability.
As an advocate of equity and equality who believes in the power of the internet to connect people and communities to resources, Tearyne aspires to help build a web that is accessible to all, no matter their socioeconomic background, ethnicity, nationality, or level of ability. In 2018, Tearyne was selected to speak at Drupal TexasCamp and Drupal GovCon on the topic of using accessibility and usability principles to serve diverse audiences in government contexts.
She has successfully conducted website accessibility audits and trained internal quality assurance staff members on how to test applications for accessibility.
Tearyne lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Mauro, where she is the current chapter lead of Black Girls Code for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Although born a Yankee in Chicago, Tearyne has fully embraced the southern y'all.