Photo credit: Major League Hacking, 2016

i am focused on enriching the technical conversation

My talks are often about topics that I am passionate about: project management, getting new developers into the community, and breaking down the barriers to entry for underrepresented groups in technology. I want to inform and empower more people to get involved in these arenas. Interested in having me talk at your conference? Get in touch.


The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us

Google Summer of Code: Organization Applications

Google Summer of Code

Google Code-in Explained


upcoming events

LibrePlanet, March, 2017 - "The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us"

Previous EventS

SeaGL, November, 2016 - "The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us"
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

FOSSETCON, November, 2015 - "Google Summer of Code"
POSSCON, April 2015 - "Google Summer of Code"

(Keynote Speaker) LinuxCon Australia, January, 2015 – Plenary

(Keynote Speaker) Joomla World Conference, November, 2014 – “Joomla! And Google Summer of Code!”
(Keynote Speaker) OSCON, July, 2014 – “10 Years of Google Summer of Code”
Women Who Code, July, 2014 –  “Open Source Software Panel”

OSCON, July, 2013 – “Google Open Source Update”
(Keynote Speaker) Typo3 Con North America, July, 2013 – “Project Management for the Rest of Us”


(Keynote Speaker) OSS, September, 2012 – “Google Summer of Code, Open Source, and Education”
OSCON, 2012 – “The Google Open Source Update”
POSSCON, 2012 – “Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in”

OSCON, July, 2011 – “Google Open Source and Summer of Code Update“
FISL 12, July, 2011 – “Google Summer of Code“
(Keynote Speaker) Camp KDE, March, 2011 – “GSoC, KDE, and Education“
LinuxCon Australia, January, 2011 – “The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Project Managers.” 


Ohio Linux Fest, September, 2010 – “The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Project Managers.”
OSCON, July, 2010 –  “Open Source Update session”
Open Source Bridge, 2010 – “Foundations, Non-Profits, and Open Source“
Speaker at Lane Technical High School (Chicago, Illinois), Lindblum Math and Science Academy (Chicago, Illinois), Kelvyn Park High School (Chicago, Illinois), and Pryor Creek High School (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) to promote participation in Google Code-in. Video