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Rachel Ober

Class of 2008

Platform Engineer, Harry's

    Rachel Ober

    Rachel Ober is a Ruby on Rails developer based in New York City. A true renaissance woman, Rachel has significant experience in and a passion for user experience, user interface and cognitive design. Rachel is a Platform Engineer at Harry’s where she works on the Ruby on Rails platform of the Harry’s store and subscription services as well as serves as a technical mentor to junior developers. Rachel encourages other women developers to hone their skills through Write/Speak/Code as a co-founder. Founded in 2013, Rachel organizes and volunteers her time teaching women and underserves minorities in technology Ruby and Ruby on Rails through RailsBridge NYC. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her husband and fur-child Isabella and loves scrapbooking and card making.

    Class notes

    • Got a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Isabella
    • Married Alum Adam Kaplan ’07
    • Moved to Brooklyn, NY
    • Started local chapter of RailsBridge in NYC (
    • Founded non-profit Write/Speak/Code to encourage women in engineering in building their careers (

    Publish date: 7/13/17