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, a stint on the npm cli team, 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.

Hire me!

I’m currently looking for a new full-time technical role. I have polyglot programming skills, extensive community experience, and a love for twisty mazes of legacy code with unruly dependencies. Email me to get in touch, and have a look at my resume.

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.

Calagator

Calagator is both Portland’s primary source of information about technology user groups, meetups, and conferences, and also an open source platform written in Ruby on Rails. For over a decade we’ve been able to offer people their first contacts with the local community, as well as giving new developers their first open source commits. The future roadmap includes a number of updates both on the backend and for the user interface, as well as re-energizing our contributor community. You can support the project on Patreon.

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. In addition to the online resources we also offer periodic in-person trainings, and I’m available for personal consulting on this topic.

Portland NET

I’m a volunteer responder for Portland’s Neighborhood Emergency Team program and the team lead for Mt. Scott-Arleta. 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 F/OSS), and the complex ways technology affects our lives.