In 2009 I founded Bocoup, a technology consulting company where we work with clients to increase accessibility, inclusion and justice on the web through engineering, design, and organizational strategy projects that align with our organizational values. We are committed to making tech spaces safer for marginalized people in our projects and on our team. We use tools like our Code of Conduct to govern the way we work with partners and the tech industry.
Along with running Bocoup day-to-day, I contribute to other projects related to art, technology, and social justice including:
I have also contributed to various open source projects and web standards. From 2011 until 2017, I was an invited expert to the W3C. During this same period, I contributed to popular web programming tools, and helped start an open source trade organization now run by the Linux Foundation.
Before Bocoup, I worked as a front-end developer for an early 2000s health dot-com company, where I built early web video software. My education in software development came from working under the mentorship of other programmers on open source projects, including shadowing the jQuery team to write the jQuery API documentation.
I studied liberal arts (studio art, documentary film, history, and anthropology) at Bennington College from 2003 to 2005. I did not graduate.