Resume

A pdf version of my general resume is available here and is current as of March 2018.

There is also very similar information on my LinkedIn profile.

Biography

If you need bio text for me, please use which ever version below is most suitable for your purposes. These are up to date as of March 2018.

Short (100 words)

Christie is a programmer and open source expert based in Portland, Oregon. She hosts the Recompiler podcast and most recently was Projects Director at NumFOCUS, a non-profit that supports open source scientific computing projects.  Her consultancy, Authentic Engine, helps organizations navigate challenges related to sustainability, governance, and participation. Previously, Christie was on staff at Mozilla and MozillaWiki module owner. Christie co-chaired Open Source Bridge from 2011-2015, co-founded Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and is co-author of the Citizen Code of Conduct. She was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2012.

Medium (~200 words)

Christie is a consultant, writer, programmer, and open source expert based in Portland, Oregon.

Most recently, she was Projects Director at NumFOCUS, a non-profit that supports open source scientific computing and data science projects, where she guides their Open Source Sustainability Program.

Her consultancy, Authentic Engine, helps tech-focused organizations and open source projects work through challenges related to sustainability, governance, participation, and leadership. She hosts and produces the Recompiler Podcast, which explores technology from an intersectional feminist point of few in a fun and playful way.

From 2011 to 2015, Christie was a member of staff at Mozilla (makers of Firefox and Firefox OS), on various teams and projects. She also served as MozillaWiki module owner.

Christie’s non-profit and community involvement is significant: She co-chaired the annual Open Source Bridge conference from 2011-2015. She co-founded Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and served on its board of directors from 2010-2016. Christie is co-author of the Citizen Code of Conduct. In 2012, she was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.

Long (~300 words)

Christie is a consultant, writer, programmer, and open source expert.

Most recently she was Projects Director at NumFOCUS, a non-profit that supports open source scientific computing and data science projects, where she guides their Open Source Sustainability Program.

Her consultancy, Authentic Engine, helps tech-focused organizations and open source projects work through challenges related to sustainability, governance, participation, and leadership. She hosts and produces the Recompiler Podcast, which explores technology from an intersectional feminist point of few in a fun and playful way.

From 2011 to 2015, Christie was a member of staff at Mozilla (makers of Firefox and Firefox OS), on various teams and projects. She also served as MozillaWiki module owner. In 2014, Christie co-hosted the In Beta podcast with Kevin Purdy, which focused on indie and open source development. Christie got her first tech job in 1997, as a student assistant in the UC Davis network operations center, and has worked with a variety of marketing agencies, start-ups and other organizations since then. You can learn more about Christie’s career experience at LinkedIn.

Christie’s non-profit and community involvement is significant: She co-chaired the annual Open Source Bridge conference from 2011-2015. She co-founded Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and served on its board of directors from 2010-2016. For several years she lead Women Who Hack (formerly Code ‘n’ Splode), a Portland-based user group for women in technology. Christie is co-author of the Citizen Code of Conduct. In 2012, she was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.

Christie lives in Portland, Oregon with her wife as well as some cats and dogs. Her non-tech activities include Hatha Yoga, gardening, walking, photography, making art with paper and colored pencil, learning guitar, and reading.

Christie maintains a personal blog, Subfictional Studios and tweets at @christi3k.

Christie’s pronounces her last name, Koehler, like KAY-ler (audio). You can also call her CK.