Welcome to the Team: Eric Goddard

Eric Goddard

Web Developer

EricGoddardEric joined the Stratasan team as a Web Developer in November 2017. Originally from the Nashville area, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History, Masters of Science in Earth Sciences, and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Memphis. Before joining Stratasan, Eric worked at the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis. Starting as a GIS Project Coordinator, he worked his way up to Senior Research Software Developer. Responsibilities while at CAESER included writing tools to automate spatial analyses, performing data quality and integrity checks, and creating web mapping applications for visualization and data collection. Most of these tasks were accomplished with Python. A self-proclaimed Linux-, open-source-, and geo-geek, Eric spends his free time with his wife, two kids, and two rescued Shelties. He likes riding his bike, hiking, reading, and learning new things, usually related to programming, databases, or GIS.

Welcome to the Team: Lisa French

Lisa French

Front End Web Developer

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Lisa joined the Stratasan team as a Front End Web Developer in September 2016. Her previous experience includes time as a Front End Engineer for HCA. Additionally, she has an extensive understanding of the front-end stack (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), relevant libraries and frameworks, and some back end exposure (Node, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Java). Lisa is passionate about growing diversity in tech and mentoring those new to coding, especially adults exploring this career path later in life. She co-founded Nashville Women Programmers in 2013, which now has more than 750 members. She also co-hosts NashDev, a podcast about software engineering and the Nashville developer community. When not coding, Lisa enjoys spending time with her wife (Carson), doting on her cat children (Hampton and Hemingway), thrift shopping, and traveling.