Hi 👋

I'm Marissa Halpert






I'm an award-winning Front-End Web Developer based in Washington, DC.

In 2018, I won the DCFemTech Award for Power Women in Code.


I'm also a National Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Currently, I build digital experiences as a Web Developer at ISL.

I wrote my first line of code in high school and instantly fell in love with software development.

I continued this passion at James Madison University, where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Educational Media.

Go Dukes!

Want to know about my internships and jobs while in college?

Email me!

After college, I worked as a full-stack Software Developer at CarMax in Richmond, VA. My team was tasked with rebuilding the proprietary appraisal software.

Some highlights from my time at CarMax:

  • Developed new functionality using .NET framework, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, and C#.
  • Coordinated software update releases, managing communication and timing of several teams.
  • Participated in daytime and after-hours on-call support rotation.
  • Earned Certified ScrumMaster certification (CSM). Led scrum ceremonies.
  • Planned and participated in college recruiting events, community service team builder events, and department-wide employee engagement events.

Wanting to relocate from (my hometown of) Richmond, I joined ISL in December of 2016 and moved to DC. At ISL, I focus on front-end web development.

What I do at ISL:

  • Serve as Front-End Lead for small, medium, and large scale web projects.
  • Implement model and view changes within Python Django back-end.
  • Work closely with designers, product managers, scrum masters, and clients to provide technical recommendations based on user's needs.
  • Mentor and onboard new team members and junior developers.
  • Coordinate team activities and events.
  • Lead, coordinate, and host tech outreach within DC community.
  • Serve on the Community Engagement Committee and the Professional Development Committee.
  • Speak at conferences and events on behalf of ISL.

I've been known to talk about topics related to women in tech, my personal experiences, and front-end development.

Want me to speak? Email me!

I'm passionate about:

  • Helping clients and users solve problems using technology
  • Making the web a better and more accessible place for everyone
  • Closing the gender gap in technology
  • Leading outreach events for girls interested in STEM
  • Computer Science education in K-12
  • Baseball (Ask me why)
  • The color purple 💜

Let's chat!