CAROL SMITH     +1-650-224-5625  


I am a versatile, hands-on, and approachable leader of communities, partnerships, and programs. 

I previously managed the Student Developer Pack for GitHub. I have launched 7 new partners in the pack, coordinated multiple events on the teams' behalf, and launched the new GitHub Apprenticeship Program.

For 6 years I managed the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program, an online, international, philanthropic university outreach program that has served 11,000 students and 515 open source organizations – nonprofit and for-profit – in 103 countries, including many in the developing world. I worked hard and collaborated with many talented people across the company to grow that program and serve more participants, more effectively – through promotion and outreach, building partner relationships, and improving program infrastructure and operations.

In my previous roles at Google, I gained experience in managing a range of complex projects internally, within the U.S., and internationally. I am passionate about building communities and bringing technology to people all over the world. Outside of work, I served as a board member of the MetaBrainz Foundation, which supports free, open access to data by building community-maintained databases and making them available in the public domain or under Creative Commons licenses. 

I was previously a Director on the Board of Directors for the Open Source Initiative. I've also volunteered with the Center for Domestic Peace and am inspired by a variety of social, animal welfare, and environmental causes.


MICROSOFT, REDMOND, WA (July, 2017 - Present)

Senior Program Manager

Oversee ClearlyDefined project for Microsoft and the Open Source Initiative. Manage internal community initiatives as well as automatic notice generation tool.

GITHUB, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March, 2016 - February, 2017)

Education Partnership Program Manager

Manage GitHub Student Developer Pack, a suite of tools for 200,000+ international student developers. Engage with the community at conferences and routinely speak on education and technology topics important to our message. Support education initiatives across the company and externally.

Launched 8 new partnerships for Student Developer Pack, benefitting thousands of new students. Speaking engagements including, but not limited to:

●  Grace Hopper, October, 2016 - "Why Open Source is Good for Business"

●  Linux Con EU, October, 2016 - "The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us"

●  Hackcon, June, 2016 - Workshop: Community Building

GOOGLE, INC., San Francisco, CA (January, 2010 – February, 2016)

Program Manager,  Open Source Programs Office

Managed Google Summer of Code (GSoC), an online mentoring program that serves 100+ organizations and 1,000+ student software engineers worldwide each year while fostering the creation of free and open source software for communities throughout the developed and developing world.

Promoted the program and maintained a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming environment for participants. Ran multiple social media and email marketing campaigns. Designed, wrote, and edited promotional materials. 

Set and oversaw multi-million dollar budget. Managed all timelines and milestones. Coordinated hundreds of volunteer mentors worldwide. 

 Forged new partnerships, expanding program to serve 10% more students and mentoring organizations while increasing goodwill in the community.

 Coordinated and executed outreach including 20+ speaking engagements. Gave six keynote addresses at major industry conferences.

 Envisioned, planned, and led execution of 10th Anniversary program with additional $1 million budget.
o Planned and coordinated events in 10 countries over five-month period, culminating in 10-year
reunion, a three-day, 500-attendee event that energized community support and engagement.
o Collaborated with web designer to develop a faster, more engaging, rebranded website.
o Selected and managed new vendors, conference and hotel facilities and implemented new payment

 Re-envisioned and administered international sister program, the Google Code-in contest. 
o Re-branded, built budget and new timeline, and promoted contest to high school students.
o Played significant role in program growth averaging 20% per year.

 Managed team of six volunteer engineers to develop web application to administer GSoC. 

 Selected to mentor a new program manager in another department.

GOOGLE, INC., San Francisco, CA (January, 2009 - December, 2009)

SFO Engineering Program Manager

Managed software development program focused on San Francisco-based projects for the Operations, Engineering, and Product organizations. Managed major projects from start to finish. Coordinated events for up to 500.

GOOGLE, INC., Mountain View, CA (December, 2006 – December, 2008)

Program Manager, Network Deployments

Managed software development program focused on San Francisco-based projects for the Operations, Engineering, and Product organizations. Managed major projects from start to finish. Coordinated events for up to 500.

GOOGLE, INC., Mountain View, CA (October, 2005 – December, 2006)

Administrative Assistant

Supported two teams of 100+, including a director and seven managers.

ABE SERVICES, Google, Mountain View, CA (July, 2005 – October, 2005)

Administrative Associate

Supported two teams of 80+. Planned and executed events, assisted in vendor management, and coordinated travel.


California State University, Northridge: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (2004)

Emphasis: Photojournalism                      Minor: English