Rhia Dixon
Software Engineer | Web Developer | Tech Connector
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a career woman in street clothes

About Rhia Dixon

Kansas City native, Rhia Dixon is a software engineer at a data-driven tech company where she creates backend software applications using C#/.NET, Python, AWS and a variety of other tech. While she has always been a STEM girl and holds a B.S. in Physics, her journey to the world of tech kicked off in the summer of 2017 during a full-stack web development bootcamp at the University of Kansas-Edwards Campus. Rhia has immersed herself in the KC tech community by volunteering -- both as a mentor, and as Diversity & Inclusion Director -- for Kansas City Women in Technology, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing women in technology together and encouraging more women and girls to pursue careers in technology.

Rhia is passionate about encouraging underrepresented and underexposed communities to take advantage of the opportunities available in tech. She visits schools, and community events to share her story about how she launched her career in hopes that she might encourage even one child or woman to make the jump. Currently, Rhia is pursuing opportunities to speak at national and international conferences. Her talks include a wide variety of topics including diversity, professional networking, and creating more visibility into applications with AWS.

When she’s not writing code or volunteering, Rhia is chasing her toddler, making jewelry and crafty things for AFROMOTIF, binge-watching Marvel and Harry Potter movies, finding great mom & pop eateries with her husband, or spending time making memories with family and friends.


  • EXPERIENCE

  • VeriShip
    Jan 2018 - Present

    Software Engineer

    VeriShip
    Kansas City, MO

    I develop backend software applications in C#/.NET, Python, Go, and JavaScript (and whatever other languages we find that suit the project goals). My team is responsible for gathering our customers' invoices in both .csv & .pdf formats, transforming the data, pushing that data to the appropriate database tables, and making the data easily queryable so that it can be used by various teams in the company. We are also responsible for testing all of our applications and creating meaningful metrics (with logging) to monitor the health of our apps.

  • Physician Office Partners
    Nov 2016 - Jan 2018

    Reporting Analyst

    Physician Office Partners
    Overland Park, KS

    I generated, manipulated, and formatted large sets of data for client and company finance reporting. I analyzed data in detail to find discrepancies and detect trends in the data to aid in recommending solutions to these discrepancies, such as additional training for payment processors or IT bug fixes.

  • Black & Veatch
    July 2012 - Oct 2016

    Quality Associate

    Black & Veatch
    Overland Park, KS

    I helped to redevelop a SharePoint application that recorded user responses, locations, and departments and displayed the participation status of each user. I also assisted in the development and administration of a web application designed to gather all information specific and relative to the Energy business line in one place, ensuring Energy professionals have the most updated information.

  • EDUCATION

  • University of Kansas-Edwards
    December 2017

    Full-Stack Web Development

    University of Kansas-Edwards Campus

    An intensive 24-week long certificate program dedicated to designing and building web applications. Skills learned consisted of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Firebase, Node.js, MySQL, MongoDB, Express, Handlebars.js, & ReactJS.

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    May 2009

    Physics, B.S.

    University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • SKILLS

  • Front End

    Front End

    HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript Reactjs Bootstrap Materialize

  • Back End

    Back End

    C# Python AWS jQuery Node.js AJAX json MySQL MongoDB Firebase

Speaking Events

previous and upcoming engagements

Camp Counselor

That Conference Speaker

THAT Conference
Counselor

Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI

August 5-8, 2019

Conference Speaker

KCDC 2019 Speaker

KCDC | 2019
Speaker

Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

July 18-19, 2019

Conference Speaker

Prairie Dev Con Speaker

Prairie Dev Con
Speaker

Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

June 4-5, 2019

Conference Speaker

NDC Minnesota Speaker

NDC { Minnesota }
Speaker

St. Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul, MN

May 6-9, 2019

Conference Speaker

HUE Tech Summit Speaker

HUE Tech Summit
Speaker

Quorom @ 3675 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

May 3, 2019

Conference Speaker

Southern Dev Speaker

Southern Dev
Speaker

Georgia Cyber Center
Augusta, GA

April 27, 2019

Guest Speaker

Prime Digital Academy Guest Speaker

Prime Digital Academy
Guest Speaker

1301 Oak St
Kansas City, MO

April 25, 2019

Guest Speaker

Breaking In Guest Speaker

Breaking In!
Guest Speaker

CoWork Waldo
Kansas City, MO

April 24, 2019

Panelist

KCWiT International Women's Day TechTalk

KCWiT International Women's Day

VeriShip
Kansas City, MO

March 8, 2019

Panelist

KC Scholars Career Exploration Workshop

KC Scholars Career Exploration Workshop

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Missouri

March 5, 2019

Conference Speaker

DevFest KC Speaker

DevFest KC
Speaker

UMKC Student Union
Kansas City, MO

February 9, 2019

KCWiT
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KC Women in Technology 2019 Kickoff

KCWiT
2019 Kickoff

Federal Reserve Bank
Kansas City, MO

January 16, 2019

Guest Speaker

Brookside Charter School Computer Science Hour of Code

Hour of Code
Guest Speaker

Brookside Charter School
Kansas City, MO

December 14, 2018

Facebook Live Interview

Coding and Cocktails Mentor Facebook Live Interview

Live with a Mentor
What's a SPA?

Facebook Live Interview
Kansas City, MO

October 2, 2018

Panelist

KC Scholars Career Exploration Panel

KC Scholars Career Exploration Workshop

Missouri Innovation Center
Lee's Summit, MO

February 22, 2018

Contact Me!

I'm always interested in making more things and working with great people!

Rhia Dixon

Developer - Front & Back End