Denise Marshall joined NCR CoDE in July 2014 as a technical writer. Her day-to-day role is asking questions of the software engineers and providing the answers in a human-readable format.
Originally from the United States, she has been in the UK since 2006. She refuses to leave Scotland because she insists that the mild climate is far superior to the winter-summer extremes of her native Connecticut.
Denise studied for her MA Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on language evolution and dabbling in computational linguistics. Her affinity with technology and software engineers, combined with an ability to translate their technical jargon into the English that other folk can understand, led her into the niche career of technical writing.
After four years of producing tomes at two different multinational corporations, Denise was drawn in by the friendly people and flexible agile development environment of the NCR Edinburgh office. Ever interested in learning about technologies, she was finally won over by the study day opportunities.
Outside of work, Denise is a regular cycle commuter and cycle campaigner. She's just begun work on the Open Cycling Calendar (http://cycling.hasacalendar.com) in an attempt to bring together the events of the disparate cycling groups across the country. She is also an active member of Edinburgh's tech scene, helping to organise the monthly Edinburgh Tech Meetup (http://techmeetup.co.uk).