I’m a writer, community organizer, and software developer based in Portland, OR. I’m the publisher of The Recompiler, a feminist hacker journal. Otherwise, I’m best known for founding Calagator, an open source community calendaring platform, co-founding Open Source Bridge, an annual conference on open source contribution and maintainance, my opinions on labor and funding issues in F/OSS communities, and possibly even the massive map of Portland food carts I created in the mid-2000s.

Current projects:

Recompiler Media

Our main project is The Recompiler, a quarterly publication that highlights the technical and community skills we need to build better technology. We also produce a weekly podcast, and have published our first book, The Responsible Communication Style Guide. A second book on community technology event planning is forthcoming.

Safety First PDX

This program teaches community members how to implement and use a code of conduct in their spaces. Our trainings cover reporting and response plans, community accountability, and ally skills. We offer a monthly office hours help session and additional materials on our website.

Doom of the Month Club

I enjoy reading and writing about the strange and complicated things happening in our world, and in particular worst case scenarios and what we might do about them. The Doom of the Month Club is a monthly newsletter about what could happen, from the unlikely to the eventual, with a side of pop culture.

Neko Neko Sock Shop

I created a cat-themed sock shop, because I like cats and socks. We have an adorable logo. It’s also an opportunity for me to explore another side of modern marketing and commerce using drop-shipping, ad targeting, and fun product ideas.

Portland NET

I’m a volunteer responder for Portland’s Neighborhood Emergency Team program. We train as the first responders for our immediate community in major emergencies such as earthquakes, and assist city agencies with other public safety issues due to storms or extreme weather. Most people in an emergency receive primary assistance from their neighbors, and we work to do that in a safe and effective way.

Open Source Software / Tech and Labor Issues

Being a part of a long-running open source project, and a related conference, has given me a strong opportunity to explore the paid and unpaid work behind these activities. I’m available to write and speak about labor in technology, ways to organize community projects, the sustainability of technical work and our projects (particularly within FLOSS), and the complex ways technology affects our lives.

Support

I’m supported by my work for Recompiler Media, consulting projects, and community members. You can hire me or become a supporter too.