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If you’ve ever thought about hosting a code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop, this talk is for you. We’ll give you an overview of what you need to know to execute a successful event, including:
Programmer at Elevated Code working with Ruby, Rails, and occasionally iPhone development.
Writer of essays, recipes, horror comics, and knitting patterns.
Photographer working with digital and film cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, and pinholes.
Community organizer of unconferences like WhereCampPDX, and co-founder of Open Source Bridge.
Core team member of the infamous Calagator.
Agitator for a variety of grassroots local tech.
Sherri Koehler (was Montgomery) has recently married her spouse for a second time, legally. She has also decided to to depart from a nearly 17-year career in IT organizations, doing everything from systems administration to requirements facilitation, test coordinations, project management, release & change management, web tools development, and working in data warehousing environments as an application stack administrator & lead business systems analyst. Yes, most of those 17 years were on-call with off hours work.
Sherri is now focused on growing her yoga teaching practice. She looks forward to expanding her certification to specialize in therapeutic yoga, but will continue to look forward to teaching at conferences, team building gathers, and team meetings. Talk to her if you’d like her to come facilitate a yoga session for your organization or company!
This change also provides Sherri more time for her work as co-chair of Ignite Portland. She will be able devote more time to conference logistics for Open Source Bridge and other Stumptown Syndicate events.
Sherri has also been working on her artwork and will be setting up an Etsy shop soon. She continues to create new recipes and improve her food photography for her food blog, VeganNosh.me
I am an experienced software engineer, technical project manager, community organizer and speaker (LinkedIn). My day job is with Mozilla (makers of Firefox) as a technical project manager on the Developer Evangelist team, currently focused on building the Firefox OS Developer Phone program.
I am co-chair of the annual Open Source Bridge conference, am a co-founder and President of the Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and run both Code N Splode and Women Who Hack, user groups for women in technology.
In 2012, I was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.
I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife, Sherri, her mother, and four cats and two dogs. My non-tech activities include Hatha Yoga, cycling, hiking, folding origami and cooking yummy vegan food.