I’m a consultant, writer, programmer, open source expert, amateur photographer, and community organizer.
I run Authentic Engine, which helps technology companies and open source projects work through challenges related to sustainability, governance, participation, and leadership.
I also host and produce the Recompiler Podcast, feminist hacker podcast where we talk about technology in a fun and playful way.
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 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 lead Women Who Hack, (formerly Code ‘n’ Splode) a Portland-based user group for women in technology.
I am co-author of the Citizen Code of Conduct.
In 2012, I was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.
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.