Hi! I’m Kate!
I’m a technologist geographer based in Cascadia. I’ve worked at the intersection of technology and nonprofits for the past 9 years. This has included serving as the first Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and Chief Technology Officer of the Cadasta Foundation. Currently, I run Cascadia Technical Mentorship a consultancy my partner and I started. I’m available for consulting regarding open data, open source communities and non-profit management.
I have varied other interests beyond maps and tech including cooking, hiking, farming and trying to make new things. I believe our food system is fundamentally broken and I’m currently experimenting what I can do about this on an individual level and someday regional level. In May 2017 I moved to a farm in Southwest Washington where I am raising livestock, growing vegetables and trying out different approaches to homesteading.
This blog is a way for me to return to writing, something that I seem to have forgotten about over the past few years.