Systems software engineer. Open source expert. Avid gardener & novice photographer.

My day job is as a Senior Systems Engineer at a very large networking company. Although it’s currently on hiatus, I host and produce the Recompiler Podcast, which explores technology from an intersectional feminist point of few in a fun and playful way. I am co-author of Community Event Planning, the 2nd edition of which is presently available for pre-order.

I occasionally consult through Authentic Engine, which helps technology companies and open source projects work through challenges related to sustainability, governance, participation, and leadership.

Prior to my current role,  I was a Developer Advocate at cloud infrastructure automation company HashiCorp. Prior to that, I served as Projects Director at NumFOCUS guiding their Open Source Sustainability Program. From 2011 to 2015, I worked at Mozilla (makers of Firefox and Firefox OS), on various teams and projects. I also served as MozillaWiki module owner. You can learn more about my career experience at LinkedIn.

My community involvement is significant: I co-chaired the annual Open Source Bridge conference from 2011-2015, am a co-founder of the Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, for which I served as board member from 2010-2016.

I am co-author of the Citizen Code of Conduct.

In 2012, I was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife as well as some cats and dogs. My non-tech activities include Hatha Yoga, gardening, walking, photography, folding origami, learning guitar, and reading.

You can get in touch using this form.

Subfictional Studios is my personal blog.

My last name is pronounced KAY-ler (audio). You can also call me CK.

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