Things I’ve Done

Speaking and Facilitation: Technology

  • Gave a webinar presentation called “Online Community Building: Create, Garden, Evolve” for Jvillage Network members (January 2011)
  • Co-facilitated “Pimp My Website” day of workshops, organized by Reid Mihalko. (Oakland; January 2011)
  • Guest co-host on Tummelvision podcast featuring Willow Witte. (December 2010)
  • Gave a talk at the Online Community Unconference called “Free Culture is Your Goldmine” with Meitar Moscovitz (Mountain View; June 2010)
  • Organized a social media discussion workshop series called “Deviants Online(San Francisco; December 2009 – Feb 2010)
  • Co-led a 90-minute workshop called “Building Your Brand with Social Media” at Seize the Moment, a journalism and social media conference (San Francisco; August 2009)
  • Led two Geek Lab sessions at BlogHer 2009: “Hacking, Mashups, and Other Rebel Coding,” and “CMS Pros and Cons” (Chicago; July 2009)
  • Panelist on the Indy Arts and Media Panel, “Online Promotion for Artists” (San Francisco; June 2009)
  • Led a session at Woolfcamp 2009 called “Creating Spaces Instead of Content: Managing Community Blogs” (Santa Cruz; April 2009)
  • Panelist in a session called “Coming Out On The Internet” at BlogHer 2008 (San Francisco; July 2008)
  • Panelist on Access SF’s televised session called “DIY Internet Marketing” (San Francisco; Spring 2008)
  • Led a session called “Project Management for Multitaskers” at Barcamp Block (Palo Alto; August 2007)
  • Led a session at Woolfcamp 2006 called “Nifty Techie Bloggie Tools” (Santa Cruz; Spring 2006)

Speaking and Performance: Creative Writing & Social Issues

  • Gave two talks at Brown University: “Labels Don’t Explain Me – How to talk about gender and sexuality with the ones who don’t understand” and “Beauty in Ambiguity: Gender, Community and the Internet.” (Providence, RI; February 2011)
  • Spoke at Appalachian State University: “Beauty in Ambiguity: Gender, Community and the Internet.” (Boone, NC; February 2011)
  • Performed a ten-minute story at Bawdy Storytelling (San Francisco; January 2011)
  • Produced and performed in a group reading of confessions from Genderfork.com, featured at the Queer Open Mic (San Francisco; June 2010)
  • Spoke at Oberlin College, performing a variation on “Sex, Queers, and Finding Home,” adapted for a trans and genderqueer audience. (Oberlin, Ohio; March 2010)
  • Spoke at Allegheny College on the grey areas of gender and sexuality. Talk was titled, “Sex, Queers, and Finding Home.”  (Meadville, Pennsylvania; April 2009) (video clips)
  • Performed at Working for the Weakened, a show curated by Sherilyn Connelly (September 2008)
  • Co-host of San Francisco’s Queer Open Mic (July 2008 – present)
  • Took first place in the 2008 Artists Circle Reunion Poetry Slam (Durham, NH; May 2008)
  • Performed spoken word for Oyster River High School students with the Artists Circle (Spring, 2004)
  • Member of the 2004 Crooked Verse Poetry Slam Team in New Hampshire (Durham, NH; May 2004)
  • Regular at the Cafe Eclipse weekly Poetry Night with three feature performances (Concord, NH, 1999 – 2001)

Conference Programming

  • Co-Organized the Gender Spectrum Family Conference “Kids Camp” (ages 4-12).  (Oakland; September 2010)
  • Organized the Geek Lab (all-day community tech assistance space) for the BlogHer Reach Out Tour (Boston and D.C.; October 2008)

Publications Management

  • Founder and Director of CultureConductor.com (2010 – Present)
  • Founder and Director of Genderfork.com (2007 – Present)
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WRIToracle and TheWrit.org (2003-2006)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Outside the Lines, my high school literary magazine, for three years (1999 – 2001)

Publishing

  • Prose poem appeared in “Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation” as the End Note (Seal Press; September 2010)
  • Short story, “The Social Experiment” appeared in the anthology, Coming and Crying, Edited by Melissa Gira Grant and Meaghan O’Connell (Glass Houses Press; September 2010)
  • Featured in the book Twitter Wit: Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less, edited by Nick Douglas. (HarperCollins; Summer 2009)
  • Poem appeared in Cherry Bleeds literary magazine (January 2009)
  • Short story, “Will You Go Out With Me?” appeared in Can I Sit With You, Too?, an anthology benefiting special needs children (Deadwood City Publishing; Fall 2008)
  • Article, “How to Respond to Clueless Advertising” appeared in Queercents (April 2008)
  • Article, “Get Yourself a Website,” appeared in Freelance Daily (2005)
  • Published extensively in WRIToracle (2003 – 2006)
  • Two poems appeared in Aegis, the University of New Hampshire literary magazine (2004)

Interviews & Press

  • Interviewed by Dr. Charlie Glickman about the Genderplayful Marketplace in Good Vibrations Magazine (January 2011)
  • News coverage about the Genderplayful Marketplace’s early stages on About.com, Feministing, SF Bay Guardian, and SF Chronicle (December 2010 – January 2011)
  • Discussed Culture Conductor and my views on community management on Tummelvision (July 2010)
  • Discussed Genderfork, Deviants Online, and Culture Conductor projects for QuestionRiot.com. (August 2010)
  • Interviewed on FCC Free Radio for perspectives on social media marketing.  (July 2009)
  • Interviewed on Pirate Cat radio for perspectives on gender and blogging (audio clips). (March 2008)
  • Interviewed by Dr. Karen Rayne of Adolescent Sexuality about my experience growing up queer (Part 1, Part 2). (March 2008)

Clients: Web Development, Online Community, & Social Media

Wikia, a wiki service provider (2011, ongoing)
  • Community management
Tummelvision, weekly salon-style podcast about social engagement in tech (2011)
  • Adapted a new theme to fit their design and UI needs
Personal Data Ecosystem, data storage technology development community (2010)
  • Assisted with naming, branding, and logo design direction
  • Adapted a professional WordPress theme for site development
  • Advised on community development strategy
Offbeat Bride, alternative wedding community (2010)
  • Consulted on software decisions for a 15,000 member online community
Marc Davis, Partner Architect at Microsoft Research (2010)
  • Built a complex content-heavy site using WordPress
China Digital Times, international news provider (2010)
  • Advised on solutions to recurring site crash issues
  • Brought in and oversaw a specialist to troubleshoot and solve problems
Where Is Your Line?, awareness campaign (2009 – 2010)
  • Created the WordPress template from a Photoshop mockup
  • Provided ongoing technical support
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) (2009 – 2010)
  • Created the PPNNE Action Fund website on WordPress according to national organization branding guidelines
  • Assisted with the development of two blogs, Consensual Text and Good Chemistry
  • Advised on best practices for SEO, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Provided ongoing technical support
SF Indie Fashion, independent fashion publication (2010)
  • Upgraded old site design to a modern WordPress theme
  • Provided ongoing technical support
Punk Domestics, food blogger community site (2010)
  • Created static HTML/CSS pages from Photoshop mockups for integration into a CMS
Amy Reed, young adult novelist (2010)
  • Set up an author website at WordPress.com
  • Provided ongoing technical support
  • Converted a static HTML site to WordPress while keeping the design exactly the same
Qlowntown, web comic (2009)
  • Provided ongoing website maintenance support
Deep Craft, craftsman publication (2009)
  • Created and implemented a WordPress theme based on the client’s designs
  • Advised on content and community development strategy
  • Consulted via Cerado, Inc. as well as directly
The HINTS Lab at the University of Washington (2009 – 2010)
  • Developed NatureLanguage.com, a WordPress-based collection of community-submitted content
Deep Craft, craftsman publication (2009)
  • Created and implemented a WordPress theme based on the client’s designs
  • Advised on content and community development strategy
  • Consulted via Cerado, Inc. as well as directly
Cerado, Inc., social media marketing agency (2008 – 2009)
  • Consulted for two years as a Project Manager, Front-end Developer, Technical Writer, Community Manager, and Social Media Marketer
  • Clients included BlogHer, Cisco, I Know a Little Place, and Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
  • Products included Haystack (professional social networking site) and Ventana (customizable and mobile-friendly widgets)
Cisco, network technology provider (2009, 2010)
  • Built demo site for a social media marketing initiative
  • Developed and implemented a research survey for employees
  • Managed the planning and launch of an internal online community
  • Trained moderators for online community oversight
  • Consulted via Cerado, Inc.
BlogHer.com, women’s blogging network (2008, 2009)
  • Managed the development of an iPhone-inspired ad widget that displays a list of blog post links
  • Managed the development of My BlogHer member area and BlogHer Chatter (v1.0 and launch)
  • Created static HTML/CSS templates and managed 2008 overall site redesign (this version no longer live)
  • Consulted via Cerado, Inc.
Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) (2007 – 2008)
  • Managed the design and production of an information booklet and brochure
  • Designed and built the PAMA Global Challenge, an online quiz game for testing aviation maintenance knowledge
  • Managed the implementation and community engagement of the JetBlast! Network, an online professional networking space for aviation maintenance professionals
  • Consulted via Cerado, Inc
  • Collaborated with a designer to create a WordPress-based professional website
Bedrock Brands, branding agency; Percepticon Corporation, web services (2007)
  • Managed web projects for a joint venture between two companies
  • Clients included Chevron and Jiffy Lube
Chevron Corporation, oil company (2007)
  • Managed an 8-month negotiation process for an internal Brand Asset Management system website, and drafted final contract
  • Built demo website for presentations
  • Wrote an article for internal publication to franchise owners
  • Consulted via Bedrock Brands and Percepticon Corporation
Jiffy Lube, oil change franchise company (2007)
  • Managed the development of a social and informative website for franchise owners undergoing a major brand refresh on their buildings
  • Consulted via Bedrock Brands and Percepticon Corporation
Michael Shower, Realtor (2007)
  • Created and implemented HTML/CSS web templates for a real estate listings website using Open Realty software
Interbrand, branding agency (2006)
  • Developed HTML/CSS web templates for CMS integration, to exactly match professional designs produced in Photoshop
  • Clients included Hyperion, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Hospital, and Locke Liddell & Sapp
Hyperion, enterprise software company (2006)
  • Created and integrated HTML/CSS templates for extending the brand refresh to five websites
  • Implemented and managed user interface for an internal brand asset management system
  • Consulted via Interbrand
  • Created HTML/CSS templates based on Photoshop designs
  • Implemented content though a custom CMS
  • Consulted via Interbrand
Locke Liddell and Sapp, attorneys at law (2006)
  • Created web templates using advanced CSS techniques for cross-browser compatibility
  • Consulted via Interbrand
Amy André, writer and educator (2009)
  • Provided ongoing site maintenance support
Witch Creek Arts, tax firm (2005)
  • Created first version of website in collaboration with a designer
  • Provided ongoing hosting and technical support
The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, historical interfaith church (2005)
  • Provided volunteer website development
  • Recruited and collaborated with a volunteer designer
  • Set up Macromedia Contribute software and trained client on how to update content
5 Little Monkeys, toy store (2004)
  • Designed and built an e-commerce site on osCommerce software (no longer live)
Brian Koval, life coach (2004)
  • Created static HTML/CSS site from design mockups
Alexander Parsons, novelist (2004)
  • Designed and built a static HTML website
  • Coached the client on HTML editing for content updates

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