Change the future

Kate Heddleston

Kate Heddleston

I am a web applications developer in the bay area who has been using python and django since I finished school two years ago. I studied Human Computer Interaction (yes, the fuzzy CS degree) for my MS at Stanford but did my undergrad degree in Communication (even fuzzier). I enjoy using open-source tools to build web applications, and I especially like building product features that interface with the user. As I have started building side projects I have been learning more about the world of open-source infrastructure tools that exist to make everyone’s lives easier. I believe that open-source technologies are the foundation of our modern tech-driven world and that automation is one of the core values that technology offers us. Thus, open-source automation tools are some of my favorite things in the world, just below puppies and just above shoe shopping.


Chef: Automating web application infrastructure

Saturday 2:35 p.m.–3:05 p.m. in Grand Ballroom EF