Julia is a software engineer, maker and avid athlete. She is currently Head of Engineering at Tindie where she was the first employee and built the engineering team (here is a little more about Tindie).
Prior to joining Tindie, she was CTO of WeddingLovely (a 500 Startups company), Product Manager at a mid-stage startup, VigLink, and a Research Engineer as part of one of the world's top User Experience Research groups at IBM Almaden Research.
Julia holds a BS with Honors and MS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her research focused on both distributed systems and human computer interaction.
Perhaps you're looking for her Intro to Hardware Hacking on the Arduino?
Julia is a mentor at the Hackbright Academy (10-week accelerated software development program designed to help women become awesome programmers). She also mentors women studying computer science at both Stanford and her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Women she has mentored have ended up at companies such as Square, Buffer, GetSatisfaction, Trulia, HackerSchool and many others.
Julia sits on the advisory board for the Computer History Museum. She leads the Growth and Engagement Committee, where she has become a "growth hacker". She has moderated panel discussions and organized speaking events centered around the museum's "Future History Makers" event series, which have included the founders of startups such as Uber, TaskRabbit, Eventbrite, AirBnB, Getaround, CloudFlare and many others.
Julia also sits on the advisory board for the California Polytechnic State University's Computer Science Industry Advisory Board. She helps shape Computer Science curriculum for the next generations of engineers.
WDCNZ 2013 (slides forthcoming)
SheCodes (slides forthcoming)
PyLadies SF Meetup: Intro to Caching: For Fun or For Profit (slides)
DjangoCon 2012: Where the Tutorials End and the Wild West Begins (slides)
O'Reilly Where 2.0 2011 (video)
O'Reilly Foo Camp 2010 (video)
O'Reilly Web 2.0 Expo 2010 (video)