Hello. I have built this website a million times, a million different ways. Still, I find, the story keeps changing. I can't pin down a single narrative. I can't build a straightforward website to tell a straightforward story. The story... eludes me. I'm not certain what it is.

What you are about to see are a series of "rooms." Each represents a different piece of me: a program I have built, an art project I have made, a class I have taught, a web project I have developed.

I know the rooms fit together. I don't yet know how. For now, at least, they are all just rooms... rooms that I love. I am glad for you to go wandering into them.

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Frontend Fem Fest

Collaborators

Alisa Heinzman

Turbine Flats

Year

February 2017

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Website

Facebook

Frontend Fem Fest was a one-day technology conference that packed 16 speakers into an 8 hour period. The goal of the conference was really to have people share things that they make with technology, or know how to do with technology. The idea grew out of a place of sometimes feeling so totally overwhelmed by technology, as well as feelings of ‘not good enough.’ It seems that, when we can get over those feelings, and let them go, we can free ourselves to just Play with technology. Sure, learning things can be daunting, but, I think that, if we can approach learning with an attitude of playfulness and openness, then we can just get into it— and I think that’s where the learning happens.

The conferenced was free and open to the public. We really wanted it to feel inclusive, and for everyone to be welcome. I came up with the idea, and worked with Alisa Heinzman to organize the event, find speakers, design and build the website, and promote it.