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I like systems and puzzles--code, chemistry, communities. I made the jump to software engineering at the WMF in 2014. Before joining the WMF, I worked as an organic/medicinal chemist and studied bioanalytical/organic chemistry and materials science. After graduating from the University of Washington, I co-founded the Seattle Attic Community Workshop, one of the first explicitly feminist hackerspaces. I work to identify and share best practices for creating welcoming communities in STEM.
I'm a software developer on the new Community Tech team. Previously, I wrote bots and collaboration tools for the Community Resources team to connect people with the resources they need to help them feel welcome in and contribute effectively to the projects they work on. I'm particularly interested in APIs, usability, and developer experience. I wrote the "gold standard" for MediaWiki API client libraries and started evaluating the existing ones.
Some projects have I worked on, in partnership with other staff and volunteers: