Rachael McQuater

Software Consultant & Developer, Grand Rapids

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I’ve worked with Atomic as a software developer and consultant since I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016. I graduated from Atomic’s Accelerator Program in 2018. In my time at Atomic, I’ve worked on a variety of different projects and spoken at several conferences.

As a technologist and consultant, I get excited about thoughtful architectural design that maps software closely to real-world problems. When we can develop a strong knowledge of our customers’ business domain and deeply understand their problems, we can build software that flexes and grows to meet the ever-changing needs of a business and its customers. I strive to serve as a bridge between business and technology for our clients by offering technical perspective in an understandable way.

At the very beginning of my career as a developer, I was inspired by the many excellent speakers I saw at the conferences I attended. Their enthusiasm was contagious, and I soon began giving talks of my own. I use speaking as a way to synthesize my knowledge, to share my excitement for software, and to connect with other developers. Some of my presentations can be seen below!

I also teach yoga for Atomic. Yoga has been a part of my life for over a decade, and I started teaching classes for Atomic at the 2017 Atomic Con. After-work yoga is an excellent active and relaxing complement to the mentally-intensive, mostly-seated work we do at Atomic, and I love to offer my colleagues a sense of peace and reflection after a long day of problem-solving.

Awards, Conferences, & Groups
  • Certified Practitioner of Human-Centered Design LUMA Institute, April 2020
  • Fundamentals of Innovation Through Human-Centered Design LUMA Institute, April 2020

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