User:Kjrtech

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Kathy Richardson I'm a Techie and an Artist. I mostly create stuff. Passionate about women in technology, personal technology and creating.

I'm the major force behind http://anitasquilt.org - a story project supporting and inspiring women in technology. Expect to spend a lot of time at NoiseBridge January 2014 working on Anita's Quilt with an intern. Have goal to create a small workshop leveraging the Quilt stories, and hope to be able to share that with the NoiseBridge community.

Used to work on big enterprise infrastructure, now I play in the tablet space. Working on a few personal apps.

As an artist, I create architectural mosaic and fused glass and run a weekly mosaic meetup workshop. Art Gallery: http://krtile.com Weekly meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Fun-with-Mosaics/

Anita Borg Institute, Advisory Board member

  • Grace Hopper Conference committee 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004
  • ABI Technical Leadership Award Committee chair 2003-2009
  • Anita's Quilt - Chief Quilter
  • Systers summer of code mentor

Active in the local women technology space.

  • Startup Weekend: winning social impact project -->TedXwomen showcase: Women Health, Mobile project to fight domestic violence in India slums
  • CodeChix member
  • Women Who Code
  • ESPN-Women Coding weekend - Project lead
  • Science Hackday

Personal technology interests: phone and tablet technologies to build long term motivation and engagement. Specific application towards occupation rehabilitation from brain injuries.


On my way to becoming a NoiseBridge member....[edit]

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