ck-avatar-summer-2014I’m a consultant, writer, programmer, and community organizer.

I run the consultancy Authentic Engine, which helps technology companies and open source projects work through challenges related to governance, participation, and leadership.

I also host the Recompiler Podcast.

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.

In 2014, I co-hosted the In Beta podcast with Kevin Purdy, which focused on indie and open source development.

My community involvement is significant: I am co-chair emerita of the annual Open Source Bridge conference, a co-founder and board member of the Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and lead Women Who Hack, (formerly Code ‘n’ Splode) a user group for women in technology.

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

I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife as well as four cats and two dogs. My non-tech activities include Hatha Yoga, 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.