April 2017 - forever
The ultimate human project! My kids, Elsie and Sadie, are the best people ever.
Also, having kids is really hard! Wow! My favorite book on the topic is
All Joy, No Fun,
which I recommend HIGHLY.
July 2018 - November 2018
On July 4, 2018, I took the holiday to make a plan to help prevent the rise of fascism in America, mostly focused on winning a Democratic majority in the House. When Elsie was born, I'd quit pretty much everything besides work and family, but decided to create time for some politics work. It ended up including making a worksheet to help other people make an action plan, knocking on doors in Modesto, Turlock, and Kansas City, raising and donating money to several awesome campaigns, writing postcards and making phone calls, and talking to the people in my life about voting and the importance of the midterms.
February 2015 - April 2017
I worked closely with two co-organizers to throw an 80-person inclusive, feminist programming conference in the woods to rave reviews ... twice! Each year, I handled all of the fundraising for the conference, and raised a bunch of money in sponsorships to offset the cost for attendees. I was also the weekends' emcee, and improv'd a song about how great all the sponsors were.
Fog City Ruby Running
January 2016 - April 2017
I helped co-found and run a chill, welcoming monthly Ruby meetup in San Francisco with three other amazing organizers!
RailsBridge Board Chairing
June 2014 - April 2017
As chair of the new RailsBridge board, I led a small group of senior RailsBridge volunteers in establishing practices to make RailsBridge a more sustainable organization that is easier to navigate, and worked toward reducing volunteer burnout. Learn more about it on the RailsBridge blog.
Double Union CTOing
May 2014 - April 2017
I led the development of Double Union's voting and membership platform, an open source Rails app we call Arooo, as well as supported the DU board in technology-related decisions.
Double Union Membership Coordinating
October 2013 - May 2014
I managed the onboarding process for new Double Union membership, sent membership acceptance / rejection emails, reminded people to pay their dues, answered many questions, and was inspired enough to take on building out needed membership management tools in the DU web app.
RailsBridge SF Chapter Leading
March 2012 - May 2013
I mentored organizers and assisted them with finding venues and sponsors for at least one (sometimes two!) 50-100 person, free Rails workshops per month in San Francisco, bringing my special flavor of fun and love of details to the workshop planning process.